Northrop Grumman

US Air Force Paves the Way for Space-based Solar Power

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Northrop Grumman have successfully conducted the first end-to-end demonstration of key hardware for the Arachne flight experiment. As part of the ground demonstration, novel components for the “sandwich tile” were used to successfully convert solar energy to radio frequency (RF), a development that seeks to pave the way […]

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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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