JAXA Balloon Flight Tests New Solar Cells

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has conducted a flight experiment with ultra-thin perovskite solar cells using a high-altitude balloon. Thin-film perovskite solar cells promise high efficiency and flexibility with low cost and weight. The 11-m (36-ft.)-dia. balloon was launched from...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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