19/01/2004 9:00 am
Close-up of a single solar-array cell.
Rosetta will be the first space mission to journey beyond the main asteroid belt and rely solely on solar cells for power generation, rather than the traditional radio-isotope thermal generators. The new solar-cell technology used on the Orbiter’s two giant solar panels allows it to operate over 800 million km from the Sun, where sunlight levels are only 4% those on Earth.
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