NASA is testing for the first time the effectiveness of a flexible solar array on space station that could one day power satellites and spacecraft.
The Roll-Out Solar Array, or ROSA, an advanced, flexible solar array that rolls out like a tape measure “can be easily adapted to different sizes, including very large arrays, to provide power for a variety of future spacecraft,” NASA said.
It also has the potential to make solar arrays more compact and lighter weight for satellite radio and television, weather forecasting, GPS and other services used on the Earth. Read More…
Credit By : The Times of India
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