15 September 2011

Emcore wins solar cell contract for four Mitsubishi Electric satellites

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic and solar power markets, has been awarded a contract by Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corp to manufacture, test and deliver space-qualified multi-junction solar cells for the TURKSAT 4A, TURKSAT 4B, Himawari-8 and Himawari-9 satellites.

Mitsubishi Electric is currently under contract with TURKSAT A.S. to manufacture the TURKSAT 4A and 4B commercial telecom satellites based on its DS-2000 satellite platform. It is also under contract to build the Himawari-8 and Himawari-9 geostationary satellites for the Japan Meteorological Agency.

“Emcore has successfully delivered solar cells to Mitsubishi Electric under several previous contracts for other satellite missions, and we look forward to supporting Mitsubishi Electric with their future space power requirements,” says Emcore’s chief operating officer Christopher Larocca.

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