Azur Space Building Latest Technology Based Solar Cell With 50+ Years of Experience

Azur Space Building Latest Technology Based Solar Cell With 50+ Years of Experience

Azur Space Solar Power is a global player in development and production of multi-junction solar cells for space PV and terrestrial CPV applications. Based on more than 50 years of experience in space solar cell technology, Azur Space brings back from space its latest photovoltaic technology for terrestrial applications.

Their state-of-the-art solar cells offer high efficiencies, small temperature coefficients and excellent power-to-mass ratio. Their product range covers high-efficiency solar cells optimized for space and terrestrial CPV applications as well as components with a higher integration level or even customized solutions.

Solar Cells

All solar cells include the latest triple and quadruple junction technology, where III-V layers are grown on a Germanium substrate and the whole product range benefits from many years’ experience on the space market. Space Solar Cells offer high efficiencies, starting from the 28% class and ending in the high-end cell class of 32%. Azur delivers wide range of triple-junction GaAs solar cells of different classes of ranges 28 % , 30 % and 32 %. 

Solar Assemblies

Space Assemblies are space solutions with a higher integration level. Based on our high-efficiency solar cells of the 30% or 32% class, the assemblies are additionally equipped with cover glasses and interconnectors. The cell dimensions as well as the integrated bypass diode are the same as for the bare solar cells. The cover glass covers the whole area of cell and is fixed by bonding with a transparent adhesive onto the front side of the solar cell. The interconnectors are covered with silver, fixed by a sophisticated welding process and designed for LEO, MEO and GEO Missions.

Solar Diodes

These diodes offer a highly reliable and well- proven protection of individual cells from negative bias in case of their possible inhomogeneous illumination in the string or damages. There are two types of bypass diodes available. An external Si diode as well as a GaAs diode, which is monolithically integrated in the solar cell structure. As all of our space solar cells, both diode types are space- qualified and applicable for LEO, MEO and GEO missions.

Space Wafers

Space Wafers contain triple junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge epi-layer structures with efficiencies of up to 30% available in large-scale production. These wafers can be used for further processing and customized cell designs.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013