The Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) is making excellent progress towards delivery of its Thin Film Solar Cell demonstrator to the UK Space Agency. CSER’s Dr Dan Lamb attended a critical design review meeting at the Surrey Space Centre where some of the finer details of the Thin Film Solar Cell payload where worked through. The UK Space Agency’s Satellite programme is committed to a tight time schedule with delivery of CSER’s payload to the CubeSat manufactures by September 2015 and launch to take place spring 2016. Once the Thin Film Solar Cell is in orbit its performance will be systematically measured and the data beamed down to mission control at the Surrey Space Centre. The CubeSat is expected to generate data for at least one year which will be invaluable for producing high quality publications, securing further funding for the research and promoting Glyndŵr University’s contribution to space science.
Dr Dan Lamb (3rd from right) representing Glyndŵr University along with members of the satellite build team from the Surrey Space Centre.