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Alta Devices Solar Power Enables Small Satellites With Disruptive Designs

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What:

Small satellites (SmallSats) are emerging as an important category
of spacecraft worldwide. Developers want to take advantage of the
low cost, ease of design and deployment, and flexibility of
SmallSats, relative to other types of spacecraft. The prospect of
leveraging space for applications as broad as communications,
farming, and mining has spurred growth in the SmallSat industry
globally. While satellites have always used solar technology, the
demands required of this technology are more challenging for
SmallSats. To enable the autonomy of small satellites, solar
solutions must generate significant power from small launch
packages, be lightweight, and, most importantly, empower engineers
to be creative and innovative in today's dynamic space industry.
The best solar power for this new generation of space applications
is efficient, lightweight, flexible, and scalable to
constellations of satellites, without compromising design. Alta
Devices
unique solar technology meets these requirements,
enabling accelerated growth of the industry.

 

 

Where
and
When:

32nd Annual Small Satellite Conference - August 4-9 2018,
Logan, Utah

Alta Devices Booth #145
Exhibition and discussion of
the technology, materials, and business issues surrounding small
satellites and solar technology. This will include details about
the recent introduction of Alta Devices Gen4 solar cell technology
and displays of solar panels, small satellite innovations and
small satellites from our partners and customers.

Alta
Devices will feature an ongoing presentation in its booth
discussing the question: "How can you meet the power requirements
of Space 2.0?"

 

 
Why:

Innovative satellite designs need solar power to match.
Lightweight, thin, flexible and tough gallium-arsenide solar cells
from Alta Devices enable designs that are not possible with other
solar technologies. Whether it's coiled carbon fiber booms,
flat-packed, polymer-based accordion arrays, or even inflatable
structures, Alta Devices solar technology allows creative design
approaches for maximizing power and effectiveness.

Alta cells provide a new level of mechanical and design
flexibility for the small satellite industry by leveraging a
patented, high-volume terrestrial manufacturing process to create
high-efficiency solar arrays with excellent packing factor in a
thin, flexible, and lightweight form-factor. This technology
maximizes power while minimizing cost and launch-weight. Alta
Devices is the world-record holder for single junction solar cells
at 28.9 per cent efficiency (AM1.5). The newest generation product
from Alta demonstrates a significant weight reduction from the
previous version resulting in an improved power to weight ratio of
up to 160 percent. Over time, these benefits will accrue to
constellations of hundreds of small satellites.

 

About Alta Devices: Alta
Devices
is empowering autonomy by delivering the world's most
efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting
light of any kind into electricity, Alta Devices AnyLight™ power
technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases,
completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be
completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in
unmanned systems, satellites, consumer electronics, sensors, automotive,
remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta
Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit http://www.altadevices.com.
Alta Devices is a Hanergy company.

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