Power System

What are possible power sources for satellites?

What are tradeoffs between different kinds of power sources for spacecraft?

Every power source available for a satellite or other spacecraft has different strengths and weaknesses. It is often through combining these different power sources that we find truly successful power sources.

What happens to a ship when it runs out of power?
What are batteries?
What are solar panels?
What are radioisotope thermoelectric generators?
What are fuel cells?
How and why do we control heat on a spacecraft?
What is a meteorite?
What is a satellite?

Why do solar panels become less useful the farther they are from the Sun?
Why do solar arrays always need to be pointed at the Sun?
How do batteries work?
Why is mass important?

What is a solar flare?