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EMCORE's solar cells have provided power to over 130 space missions since 2001. Image: Creative Commons/Chandra Marsono

SolAero”s solar cells have provided
power to over 130 space missions since 2001. Image: Creative Commons/Chandra Marsono

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 facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SolAero solar cells and panels have helped provide power to over 150 space missions since 2001, the company said.

Dr. Brad Clevenger, President and CEO of SolAero Technologies, said: “This agreement with Lockheed Martin is one of the most significant contract awards in SolAero’s recent history and results from many years of productive collaboration between our two companies. We are very pleased to enter into this next phase of our relationship and look forward to powering Lockheed Martin’s next generation of programs for many years to come.”

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