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NASA Solar Array Technology Now Powering Communications Satellites

US space exploration agency NASA has said that its innovations meant to help humans inhabit other planets, such as Mars, also make life better here on Earth. Consider the Compact Telescoping Array (CTA), a technology developed at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to provide solar energy to satellites in space. CTA is now […]

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Solar Array Installation at a Space Station by NASA and ESA

Solar panels are powering the spacewalks of astronauts for the first time at the International Space Station. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Thomas Pesquet from ESA (European Space Agency) completed the deployment of a new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) on the far end of the left (port) side […]

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StoreDot Joins Pioneering Research Mission on ISS to Test Extreme Fast Charging in Space

StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), today announces that together with the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) it has been approved by NASA to conduct the first space-based research and development program into new battery materials. As part of the Israel Space Agency and The Ramon Foundation’s pioneering […]

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SolAero to Supply Solar Modules for NASA Power and Propulsion Element

SolAero has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to power the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA Gateway mission New Mexico-based SolAero Technologies, a leading provider of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies, a […]

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Hanergy’s Solar Cells to Power NASA Satellites

One of the leading thin-film power solutions company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, has announced that its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices’ gallium arsenide solar cells are powering 60 small satellites, called ThinSats on a recent launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Powered by Alta Devices’ most efficient gallium arsenide solar cells, these small satellites will […]

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NASA’s Parkar Solar Probe Laced with ‘Revolutionary’ Heat Shield

A mission 60 years in the making, Parker Solar Probe will make a historic journey to the Sun’s corona, a region of the solar atmosphere. Ahead of its August launch, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — the mission aiming to get closest to the Sun than ever by any human-made object — has got its “revolutionary” […]

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Solar Powered Juno Spacecraft to Make Multiple Histories

It’s difficult to figure out the competency of solar technology. Juno, the first of its kind solar spacecraft is speculated to reach Jupiter on July 4 this year. Why it’s unique because Jupiter is five times farther from the Sun than Earth, and the sunlight that reaches that far out packs 25 times less punch,” […]

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