GaAs Solar Cell weight!??

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dodonutter, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. dodonutter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2004
    Deep South UK
    I'm doing a project at Uni and i need to find out the weight (per square meter preferably) of a Gallium Asenide Solar Panel for space use. It's a coursework project to design a satellite to orbit Jupiter and gather various data but i need to know how much these solar panels weigh to sort out the moment and mass calculations.

    Hopefully someone here will know something about this or know where i can find the information because Google and my text books haven't given me any answers!

    Thanks for any input


    EDIT: Realise now i should have said mass rather than weight because someone is bound to point that out!
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    bugger... had to do a similar project one time... will see what i can find... if i recall, i was pretty liberal when it came to 'estimating reasonable mass' for certain items ;) :D

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