Albuquerque, New Mexico. July 31, 2014 – EMCORE Corporation and Lockheed Martin have signed a new, long-term supply agreement for EMCORE to provide solar cell assemblies for Lockheed satellite programs.
EMCORE will design and manufacture high-efficiency, multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed Martin’s satellite program requirements. These advanced triple-junction solar cells are the result of years of research and development for Lockheed Martin and other major aerospace companies.
“This agreement with Lockheed Martin is one of the most significant contract awards in EMCORE’s recent history and results from many years of productive collaboration between our two companies,” said Dr. Brad Clevenger, Executive Vice President and General Manager of EMCORE’s Photovoltaics Division. “We are very pleased to enter into this next phase of our relationship and look forward to powering Lockheed Martin’s next generation of programs for many years to come.”
Since 2001 EMCORE solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to over 130 successful space missions with zero on-orbit failures. EMCORE has been a supplier for many missions developed by Lockheed Martin including MAVEN, InSight, and Orion.
The CICs to be delivered under this new long-term supply agreement are based on EMCORE’s latest generation ZTJ triple-junction solar cells. They will be produced at EMCORE’s manufacturing facility located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.