6 May 2011

Multi-year supply deal with Space Systems/Loral yields Emcore’s second biggest PV contract

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes components, subsystems and systems for the fiber-optic and solar power markets, has entered into a long-term supply agreement to manufacture and deliver high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells for the commercial satellite programs of Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The multi-year contract represents the second largest award in Emcore's history. The agreement is subject to certain terms and conditions, including a provision allowing SS/L to terminate the agreement for convenience.

“Emcore has been a highly reliable partner in helping us deliver some of the world's most powerful satellites to our customers,” says Vivian Mackintosh, VP of Materiel at Space Systems/Loral. “Emcore has delivered more than 800,000 solar cells to Space Systems/Loral over the past decade, and this agreement further strengthens our successful long-term relationship,” says chief operating officer Christopher Larocca.

Emcore claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of fully space-qualified, highly efficient radiation-hard multi-junction solar cells for space power applications.

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