SS/L’s contract awarded to EMCORE’s Photovoltaics division to manufacture and deliver multi-junction solar cells for Space Systems/Loral’s spacecraft programmes.
According to the agreement, the period of performance for the contract is 2009 through 2014 and the solar cells to be produced at EMCORE’s manufacturing facilities at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Christopher Larocca, executive vice president and general manager of EMCORE’s Solar Photovoltaics Division, said: We have been supplying Space Systems/Loral with solar cells for more than 10 years, and we are delighted and grateful to continue this relationship for the foreseeable future. We look forward to working with Space Systems/Loral to power their satellite missions for many years to come.
EMCORE manufactures radiation-hard solar cells for space power applications. EMCORE’s multi-junction solar cells provide the power to interplanetary spacecrafts and earth orbiting satellites.