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Solar cell selection for Mars

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1 Author(s)
G. A. Landis ; NASA John Glenn Res. Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

The surface of Mars is an environment significantly different from both the surface of the Earth and from orbit. Solar cell performance is the major constraint on the landing site latitude, on science operations, and on how long during each day and during which Mars seasons a spacecraft can operate. This article examines what we know about the environment of Mars and how it affects the selection of solar cells for Mars surface operation

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )