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SPOTLIGHT Newsletter: November 2017

Is Solar a Game-Changer for UAV Flight Time? The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) market has grown rapidly in recent years, in both military and commercial markets. For small, unmanned systems, increased endurance means less risk of damage to the aircraft and the ability to cover more ground. Lightweight, high efficiency solar cells [...]

2017-12-04T19:24:00+00:00 November 27, 2017|

Space Innovators Twiggs Space Lab, Nearspace Launch and Virginia Space Using Alta Devices Solar Technology

Alta Devices Modular and Lightweight Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells  Enable Rapid Development and Deployment of Small Satellites LOGAN, UT – August 7, 2017 – Twiggs Space Lab, LLC (TSL), NearSpace Launch Inc. (NSL) and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) will be displaying small satellites powered by Alta Devices solar cells at this week’s 31st [...]

2017-08-04T16:19:46+00:00 August 7, 2017|

Oregon’s First Satellite, “Oresat”, Will Use Alta Devices Solar Technology

Alta’s Uniquely Flexible, Lightweight and Efficient Solar Modules Enable Innovative Power Designs for Small Satellites Logan, UT – August 7, 2017 – Several players in the small satellite field are using Alta Devices solar technology in their exhibits at this week’s 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites taking place in Logan, Utah. These projects [...]

2017-08-04T16:14:57+00:00 August 7, 2017|

Disruption in Space

The space market is currently experiencing disruption. New technology, new players, new business models and new demand is shaking up what was traditionally a conservative, expensive, risky and slow-paced industry. Record investment is pouring into space companies on a wave of excitement and race to grab market share. In 2015 $1.8 billion of venture capital [...]

2017-10-17T10:14:33+00:00 August 4, 2017|

Alta Devices Joins Elite High Altitude Leadership Group

Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG) Alta Devices and other leaders in high altitude technology have initiated the Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG). This exciting group will work to tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with high altitude missions. The UAWG’s founding members are Facebook, Boeing, Google, Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Rockwell Collins, AeroVironment, General [...]

2017-07-14T15:31:11+00:00 July 14, 2017|

Adding Solar To Your UAV Just Got Easier

Many aircraft companies are incorporating solar into their initial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or drone design or retrofitting it to their UAV wings by customer request. Why add solar to a UAV? The benefits include increased endurance, increased power and greater capabilities. This translates to the ability to fly longer or carry more payload. With [...]

2017-05-24T13:27:21+00:00 May 24, 2017|

Alta Devices and PowerOasis Partner to Develop Power System Reference Design for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Provides UAV Manufacturers with a Simple Solution to Increase Endurance SUNNYVALE, CA and SWINDON, UK – May 24, 2017 – Alta Devices and PowerOasis have announced they are partnering to develop the world’s first reference design for integrated solar and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery power systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). By combining Alta Devices’ [...]

2017-05-24T10:35:07+00:00 May 24, 2017|

Alta Devices Demonstrates the Impact of Extended-Endurance Drones and UAVs

What The Commercial use of drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is growing globally. Their impact will be immense.  However, the range of battery-powered UAVs is limited.  At the AUVSI Xponential show taking place this week in Dallas; Alta Devices will demonstrate how solar power can significantly extend flight endurance and the utility of these [...]

2017-05-07T18:25:37+00:00 May 8, 2017|

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

One of the most exciting policy changes currently being discussed in the UAV industry is the extension of flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). BVLOS flights are important because they can allow UAVs to cover much greater distances thereby improving the economics and feasibility of most commercial operations. These include package delivery, pipeline and [...]

2017-04-23T18:17:54+00:00 April 23, 2017|

Alta Devices to Discuss How Next Generation Drones and Automobiles Can Demonstrate That Solar Technology Isn’t Just For Rooftops

What: It’s now possible to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) or automobile with enough solar power to add meaningful range to the vehicle. This means that solar power isn’t just for buildings or solar farms anymore: it is now mobile. Alta Devices will discuss how its breakthrough solar technology can power next [...]

2016-11-15T08:54:34+00:00 November 15, 2016|