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Via Satellite – Maxar selects SolAero for Power and Propulsion Element of NASA Gateway

Maxar selects SolAero for Power and Propulsion Element of NASA Gateway SolAero Technologies, a provider of  solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, was awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to power the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA‘s Gateway. Under the terms of the contract, SolAero will design and […]
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SolAero to Begin OneWeb Solar Panel Production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL — SolAero Technologies Corp. will begin producing solar panels for the world’s largest low-earth-orbit satellite constellation next month at the company’s newly-refurbished Albuquerque factory. SolAero invested $10 million to convert about 40 percent of its 100,000-square-foot facility at the Sandia Science and Technology Park into a one-stop-shop for making fully-assembled solar […]
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ABQ Journal: SolAero to launch $10M expansion in ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At least 80 new high-tech solar jobs are coming to Albuquerque under a SolAero Technologies Corp. plan to invest $10 million in a first-of-its-kind, 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for solar cells used in spacecraft. [...]
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ABQ Journal: SolAero solar cells to power 2 firm’s drones

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque based SolAero Technologies Corp’s space-tested solar cells will soon be powering unmanned aircraft made in New Mexico and Colorado. SolAero, the company that bought out EMCORE Corp’s solar space division in 2014, is working with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies in Albuquerque and Bye Aerospace Inc. in […]
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ABQ Journal: SolAero acquires composite manufacturer

SolAero Technologies, the company that bought Emcore Corp.’s solar space division last year, has acquired Alliance Spacesystems LLC — a California-based maker of high performance composite structures for space applications. The deal, announced Wednesday, will expand SolAero’s employee base from 280 to 400, although Alliance and its employees will remain at their current location in […]
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NASA Launches Soil Moisture Mapper

Highlights from launch, separation and solar array deployment of the SMAP spacecraft. SMAP launched on a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., on January 31, 2015. SMAP will provide high resolution, space-based measurements of soil moisture and its state -- frozen or thawed -- a new capability that will allow scientists to better predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and help reduce uncertainties in our understanding of Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles.
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PV TECH: SolAero to supply solar cells for Lockheed Martin satellite programme

  Component and subsystems provider SolAero has agreed to terms on a long-term supply deal with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and construct multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed’s satellite programme. The CICs provided through this new deal are part of SolAero’s new ZTJ triple-junction solar cells and will be created at SolAero’s manufacturing […]
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Pasadena Star News: SolAero Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract by ATK for NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolAero Technologies Corp., a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the space solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by ATK (NYSE:ATK) to design and manufacture solar panels for NASA’s InSight Mars Lander. The mission, managed by the Jet Propulsion […]
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