Semiconductor component manufacturer Emcore has hired NASA to manufacture, test and provide solar panels for the four spacecraft deal worth $ 10 million.

Emcore to provide 32 solar power panels to power Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft.

Panels at the Emcore factory  of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is sunlight converted to power efficiency of nearly 30 percent, significantly higher than used for terrestrial applications.

Emcore also produced the solar panels for NASA Orbiter task, which is currently on the moon.
The company manufactures a variety of compound semiconductor-based products in the broadband, fibre optic, satellite and solar power markets.
It is adapted to high-efficiency gallium arsenide solar cells used in solar power concentrator systems.