NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Selects Ascent Solar Technologies’ CIGS Modules for Their LISA-T and Solar Cruiser Flight Experiments

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Selects Ascent Solar Technologies' CIGS Modules for Their LISA-T and Solar Cruiser Flight Experiments

THORNTON, CO, March 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – via NewMediaWire – Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of advanced thin-film, lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions (“Ascent” or the “Company”), announces that the company has been selected by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate in two upcoming flight demonstrations – the Lightweight Integrated Solar Array and Antenna (LISA-T) Project and the Solar Cruiser Solar Sail Project .

Ascent’s flexible, ultralight, monolithically integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels are based on copper-indium-gallium-selenium (CIGS) chemistry and could benefit a variety of future missions, ranging from CubeSats, solar sails and potentially missions to the moon. and Mars. In order to obtain the necessary data To determine the flexibility of CIGS in the space environment, Ascent’s PV module has been the subject of years of extensive evaluation, including extensive and demanding ground simulation tests and, more recently, as part of of the 10th International Space Station Materials Experiment (MISSE-X) flight experience aboard the…

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