[amsat-bb] Re: Hot solar panels

Wouter Weggelaar wouterweg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 02:22:21 PST 2011

Hi All,

Indeed, Delfi-C3 has quite high temperature extremes on the Cells.
This data can also be viewed in the IV-curve display of RASCAL (it
displays current temperature of the cell)
The temperature is measured with thermistor strips.

However, we use space-grade cells which can handle the temperature.


Wouter PA3WEG
Delfi-C3 team

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM,  <GW1FKY at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Delfi - C3 uses partial deployed solar panels and whilst having  other on
> board problems is still sending
> data which I monitor on a regular basis.
> Remember also that it does not use batteries and is therefore only
> functional when in sunlight.
> Temperatures must be quite high on such a small area   - Just a  thought.
> Regards
> Ken Eaton
> Amsat - UK
> Amsat NA
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