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Air Force Develops New Multi-Junction Solar Cell Technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has reported the development of solar cell technology designed to augment power supply capacities for space missions. Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cells that are made as lighter and more efficient solar cell variants, the Air Force said Thursday. Standard multi-junction solar cells undergo growth on germanium substrates …

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Air Force Squadron Decommissions ANGELS Satellite

The U.S. Air Force‘s third space experimentation squadron decommissioned the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite Nov. 20 at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. ANGELS tested orbital mechanics of space-based technology platforms, as well as automated spacecraft operations, space situational awareness and rendezvous and proximity methods, the Air …

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Air Force Helps Small Companies Refine Tech Platforms Via Annual Exercise

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted an annual exercise that aims to help small businesses further develop their technology platforms through tech demonstrations and combat simulations. The service branch sponsors the Operation Tech Warrior exercise through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, the Air Force said …

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Air Force to Review Science & Tech Research Strategy

The U.S. Air Force will launch a one-year science and technology review in an effort to update the service branch’s research priorities and strategy. The study will focus on the Air Force’s research management efforts as well as research areas that should be prioritized in next 10 to 20 years, the military …

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