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Bogushevskaya V.A.,Research Production Enterprise Kvant | Zhalnin B.V.,Research Production Enterprise Kvant | Zayats O.V.,Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia | Maslyakov Ya.N.,Research Production Enterprise Kvant | And 4 more authors.
Thermal Engineering (English translation of Teploenergetika) | Year: 2012

The feasibility of transmitting electric power in space to solar batteries of space vehicles via the channel of laser infrared emission is shown. Evaluation of the efficiency of solar batteries for the given type of power transmission has been made. Possible methods of optimizing the design of space solar batteries in regard to conditions of detection of energy of laser infrared emission have been discussed. © 2012 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Skurat V.E.,RAS Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics | Gatsenko L.S.,Research Production Enterprise KVANT | Zhigach A.N.,RAS Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics | Kagan M.B.,Research Production Enterprise KVANT | And 5 more authors.
European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP | Year: 2013

A research of surface electrostatic discharges (ESD) influence on cover glasses (CG) and fragments of a solar array (SA) consisting of triple-junction solar elements (SE) was carried out when simulating geostationary orbit (GEO) hot magnetospheric plasma in the on-ground conditions. Discharge channel locations, their configurations and sizes as well as cracks existence were detected by means of optical microscopy. Using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and local X-ray spectrum analysis (LXSA) local areas enriched with mobile ions of the glass (Na, K, Ce) were revealed on the surface of SA fragments around central discharge channels (craters). It was found that changes of optical and electrical properties of SA fragments were determined by the number of ESD. Copyright © 2013 European Space Agency.

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