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Space Technology Hall of Fame

Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells

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Inducted Individuals: 
B. Cavicchi
Jim Ermer
William James Jr.
Dr. Nasser Karam
David Keener
Dr. Richard King
Dr. Dean Marvin
Clay Mayberry
Dr. Jerry Olson
Dr. Kitt Reinhardt
Joseph Wise
Technology Description: 

Responding to the need for higher efficiency solar cells, the Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored research and development efforts to produce high efficiency multi-junction space solar cells. MJ solar cell technology provides a direct replacement for lower efficiency single-junction cells. The end results are reduced space mission lifecycle costs, reduced customer costs for telecommunication, weather forecasting and many other services crucial to our daily lives on Earth.

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