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Sep 15th, 2012
 
Ascent Solar partners with Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies and bye Aerospace for solar-powered unmanned aircraft systems
 
Small solar electric-powered drone aircraft bolsters Ascent Solar's product portfolio.
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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced it is collaborating with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Bye Aerospace to provide its lightweight, flexible copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaics to power the Silent Falcon™ unmanned aerial system (UAS). Silent Falcon™ is a small tactical UAS drone designed to be easily carried and used for longer-duration intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Recently unveiled at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas, Silent Falcon™ represents the synergy of several new technologies, including ASTI's flexible photovoltaic modules, to provide a near silent, rapidly deployed platform that has multiple military and civilian applications. With three wing configurations available for different mission profiles, each Silent Falcon™ system could represent up to 30 modules.


 
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