Ascent Solar Technologies Receives Firm Order of Thin-Film PV from Mega-Constellation Satellite Manufacturer to Power Next Generation Hardware

Ascent Solar Technologies, (Nasdaq: ASTI) (“ASTI” or the “Company”), the leading U.S. innovator in the design and manufacture of featherweight, flexible, and durable CIGS thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announced it has received a firm order from a leading mega-constellation satellite manufacturer for initial delivery of PV modules for evaluation. The Ascent delivered product will be extensively evaluated for incorporation into the manufacturer’s next-generation hardware.

Following delivery and the successful completion of the on-orbit technology for use in the target environment (low Earth orbit (LEO)), it is Ascent’s intent to design and manufacture Plug and Fly arrays in concert with the customer for delivery of these units as early as Q4 2024-Q1 2025. The arrays delivered will provide primary power to the next generation satellites, significantly reducing part count, weight, and system complexity.

Ascent’s products represent a solution for customers and partners resulting from years of development and testing, including NASA’s MISSE-X experiment on the International Space Station (ISS), as well as advanced environmental testing conducted by Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Recent testing and results have consistently exceeded expectations and outperformed alternative solar technologies when comparing degradation from exposure to the space environment.

“Our technology is uniquely positioned for adoption by premier mega-constellation satellite manufacturing companies like this, ultimately demonstrating further proof-of-concept for our thin-film’s use in space environments,” said Paul Warley, CEO of Ascent Solar Technologies. “This globally recognized Company is at the forefront of the industry, and will leverage use of our advanced PV technology to further raise the bar. Many in the aerospace manufacturing industry understand that Ascent’s technology will reduce costs while providing a superior product capable of reliable, efficient performance in the harsh conditions of space.”

This initial order and the potential revenue it represents aligns with the Corporate Update released by Ascent on March 8, 2024, which highlighted a rapidly growing market opportunity in the aerospace sector, as well as Ascent’s goals for revenue generation.

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