Author: MAggie Smith

SolAero makes history with solar panel that powered first successful flight on Mars.

SolAero Technologies Corp. was a part of history on Monday.  The Albuquerque-based solar cells and panels company led the charge in creating and manufacturing the solar panel that facilitated the first ever powered, controlled flight on a planet other than Earth, according to a news release. Ingenuity – a 19.3-inch-tall, 4-pound helicopter that touched down on Mars […]
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SolAero Technologies Powers OneWeb’s Satellite Constellation

AP NEWS – SolAero Powers OneWeb’s Satellite Constellation Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 25, 2021 – SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, congratulates the teams at OneWeb, Airbus OneWeb Satellites and Arianespace for the successful launch of 36 satellites […]
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The Best Inventions of 2020

Ready for Takeoff – NASA Ingenuity Helicopter NASA Ingenuity Helicopter: The 100 Best Inventions of 2020 | TIME The coolest helicopter on earth is actually nowhere near the Earth. It’s nestled in the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars early next year. The little machine—dubbed ­Ingenuity—is equipped with two counter-­rotating blades […]
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From New Mexico to Mars

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at 9:02pm NASA’s new Mars 2020 mission has New Mexico written all over it. The spacecraft carrying NASA’s latest Perseverance rover is scheduled to reach the Red Planet this February after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last July. Once the rover touches down […]
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Beaming solar power from space to Earth is becoming practical

In the near future, solar power collected in space and beamed down to Earth could power military and civilian installations, vehicles and devices in remote places across the globe. The foundational technology is already in hand, and the first small-scale demonstration project will be ready for launch in 2023, thanks to a broad collaboration between […]
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SolAero raises $11M in facility sale-leaseback deal

SolAero Technologies Corp. raised $11 million in a sale-leaseback deal that sold about half the company’s 100,000-square-feet of space at the Sandia Science and Technology Park to an affiliate of Pontus Capital. The transaction allows SolAero, which makes robust solar cells and panels for spacecraft, to remain in place under a long-term lease agreement with […]
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