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Compound Semiconductor: SolAero wins $22 million Indian space contract

The firm’s III-V multi-junction solar cells will be deployed to assess commercial geostationary telecommunications and scientific earth observation satellite missions. SolAero Technologies Corp. has entered into a supply contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The specialist in compound semiconductors will manufacture, test, and deliver high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell assemblies for ISRO’s commercial geostationary […]
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SolAero Enters Into Solar Cell Assembly Supply Contract With the Indian Space Research Organisation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolAero Technologies Corp., a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the solar power markets, announced today that it has entered into a supply contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to manufacture, test, and deliver high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell assemblies for ISRO's commercial geostationary telecommunications and scientific earth observation satellite missions.
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SolAero Solar Panels Power the Orbital-Built LDCM Satellite

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolAero Technologies Corp. a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components for the solar power markets, announced today that SolAero solar panels are powering the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite that was successfully launched on February 11, 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. LDCM was designed, built and tested by Orbital Sciences Corporation for NASA to support the Landsat Earth observation program that began over four decades ago. The LDCM satellite continues a 40-year legacy of seven previous satellites that have collected vital data and images of the Earth's surface and environment.
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SolAero Technologies Corp. Delivers 1 Millionth Solar Cell to Space Systems/Loral

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolAero Technologies Corp. a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components for the solar power markets, announced today that it recently delivered its 1 millionth high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cell to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), which will ultimately represent more than a megawatt of power delivered into space. SolAero and Space Systems/Loral will mark the occasion with a special event at SolAero's Albuquerque facilities during the week of February 25, and with a commemorative award symbolizing the 1 millionth solar cell.
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SolAero Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract by ATK for AMOS-6 Telecom Satellite

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a solar panel manufacturing contract by ATK for the AMOS-6 commercial telecommunications satellite planned for launch in early 2015. Solar panels populated with EMCORE's most advanced ZTJ triple-junction solar cells will power the AMOS-6 spacecraft manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
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SolAero Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract by Orbital Sciences Corporation for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a solar panel manufacturing contract by Orbital Sciences Corporation for NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission targeted for launch in early 2016. Solar panels populated with EMCORE's most advanced ZTJ triple-junction solar cells will power the ICESat-2 spacecraft manufactured by Orbital.
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SolAero Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract by JPL for Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a solar panel manufacturing contract by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for its Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission targeted for launch in late 2014. Solar panels populated with EMCORE's most advanced ZTJ triple-junction solar cells will power the SMAP spacecraft and instrument suite in near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit for the duration of mission.
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SolAero Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation (BATC) to design, manufacture, test and deliver solar panels for a new spacecraft. The period of performance for this program is about 2 years, with a total contract value of nearly $6 million.
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