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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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Qualification and Production of SolAero ZTJ Solar Panels for Space Missions

SolAero’s latest generation InGaP/InGaAs/Ge ZTJ triple-junction space-grade high-efficiency solar cells have been in volume production since 2009, with over 300,000 flight cells produced to power more than 35 separate satellites. The ZTJ cells, CICs (Coverglass-Interconnected-Cell) and solar panels have also been characterized and qualified to both the AIAA-S-111 and AIAA-S-112 standards. More than 10 life-cycle […]
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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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Array Design Considerations for the Solar Probe Plus Mission

The NASA Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission will fly into and study the Sun’s corona, reaching as close as 8.5 solar radii from the surface of the Sun. Power generation for the spacecraft will be provided by two solar array wings, which are being designed and built by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and […]
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