In the framework of the ELSA-CS project, new technologies are being developed, to make large, deployable solar arrays for CubeSats more efficient and powerful. The resulting, innovative concept will be scaleable for different classes of satellites and will set new standards in the domain of solar power generation for CubeSats. ELSA-CS will also be compatible with missions to more distant orbits than the LEO.
Through the use of new production techniques as well as cutting-edge materials, ELSA-CS will be lightweight and stable. At the end of the project, which is supported by the European Funds for regional development, a laboratory demonstrator of a deployable array will be built and tested.