Accession Number : AD0741524

Title :   Space Electric Power Plants. Part I (Litsom k Solntsu),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Lidorenko,N.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The theoretical aspect of solar power plants of Soviet spacecraft is explained by Lidorenko, an expert in the field of rechargeable power sources. Development of solar batteries for Lunokhod-1 solves new problems. The type of semiconductor chosen performs well in the 100-150C and withstands vigorous cooling. The semiconductor passed through a lunar eclipse intact when the cover of the Lunokhod was left open. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS), ENERGY CONVERSION, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE