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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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