ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A company based in Albuquerque will be designing and manufacturing solar panels for NASA.
Emcore will be making the panels for use in NASA’s new Cyclone Global Navigation System. A system designed to improve hurricane forecasting and other extreme weather events.
NASA will be launching eight satellites on October 2016.
Earlier this year, Emcore had to lay off about two dozen people and forced others to take a furlough.
KRQE News 13 couldn’t reach Emcore to find out if this new mission will enable them to hire some of those employees back.