Boeing to give space station a solar boost

Homeowners are not alone in wanting to add solar panels to boost electricity production — the International Space Station is also getting an upgrade.

Boeing announced it will supply six more solar arrays starting  2021 to boost the power supply at the International Space Station using some of the most powerful solar cells ever launched into space.

The Spectrolab XTJ Prime space solar cells are the same as those used in Boeing’s CST Starliner and have an efficiency of more than 30 percent. Spectrolab, a Boeing company,  also produced the station’s original cells.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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