Space solar factory firm gets ESA extension
Maana Electric’s Board. From left to right: Fabrice Testa (CFO), Jean-Jacques Favier (CSO), Luca Celiento (COO), Joost Van Oorschot (CEO) and Pablo Calla (CTO).
Maana Electric plans to develop solar panel factories in space expects to be able to demonstrate its first unit in 2022, after securing a contract extension with the European Space Agency.
“This contract allows us to take the next big step with commercialising the technologies in our first working and deployable system showcasing the benefits for both the energy and space industry. […] This is instrumental to be able to propose our solution to early adopters by the second half of this year”, said Joost van Oorschot, Maana Electric’s founder and CEO.
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