Spacecraft Power

"A spacecraft must generate and distribute adequate power to operate its subsystems and instruments. The power generation is usually catered for by solar panels, which convert sunlight into electricity. When the spacecraft is in eclipse, that is in the shadow of a celestial object or turned away from the Sun and the panels thus do not generate power, batteries kick-in." (ESA, 2013)


"Anatomy of a spacecraft". Space Science, ESA. Last modified June 12, 2013.
Accessed February 1, 2019.