Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

January 2022
Ascend Elements to Produce Premium Cathode Active Materials for Navitas Systems
Ascend Elements announced it has entered into a contract with Navitas Systems, a U.S. leader in comprehensive energy storage solutions and a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractor. According to the contract, U.S.-based Ascend Elements will deliver cathode active material made from recycled batteries an
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Proof-of-Concept for Space-based Solar Collector

Artist’s rendering of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Arachne flight experiment on orbit.

The concept of collecting the sun’s energy above earth’s atmosphere and sending it back to earth to be used has been understood for well over half a century. If it could be made to work effectively, the technique offers many advantages over earth based solar collection, especially for geographical areas th
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