Orbital Sciences Awards ICESat-2 Hardware Contract to Emcore

By | September 26, 2012 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 09-26-12] Semiconductor-based components and subsystems provider Emcore has been awarded a solar panel manufacturing contract by Orbital Sciences for NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission targeted for launch in early 2016, Emcore confirmed Sept. 26.

   Solar panels populated with Emcore’s ZTJ triple-junction solar cells will power the Orbital Sciences-built ICESat-2 spacecraft.
   “This award for ICESat-2 continues the strong partnership between Orbital Sciences Corporation and Emcore," Emcore Photovoltaics Group General Manager Brad Clevenger said in a statement. “Our proven manufacturing capability, technology leadership and solar panel reliability make Emcore the supplier of choice for demanding spacecraft power systems.”
   Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
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