AFWERX Declares USNC-Tech Selected to Exhibit at EngageSpace

AFWERX Declares USNC-Tech Selected to Exhibit at EngageSpace

"We want to be the AA battery of the future," said Dr. Christopher Morrison, CAB project leader at USNC-Tech. "CAB batteries possess one million times the energy density of a chemical battery and can be deployed in the most challenging environments."

FREMONT, CA: AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the US Air Force, declared USNC-Tech as one of the select companies participating in the AFWERX Space Challenge initiative at EngageSpace, a two-day virtual event on September 29 and 30.

"The solutions submitted for these space challenges represent the bleeding edge of space innovation," said Brennan Townley, AFWERX Challenge Collaboration Lead. "We're excited to highlight these innovators and connect them with opportunities across the space ecosystem."

USNC-Tech is developing a suite of commercial atomic batteries (CABs) that can allow for sustained operation for years or even decades. CABs can supply power in locations without access to sunlight, during solar storms, or in other adverse environments such as the Van Allen Belts. These batteries can be utilized for milliwatt to kilowatt applications such as electricity, thermal heat, or passive x-rays for remote sensing. USNC-Tech's patent-pending manufacturing process is designed to decrease the cost of radioisotope power by a factor of 100 compared to traditional Pu-238 radioisotopes and comply with new regulatory standards being established by the FAA.

"We want to be the AA battery of the future," said Dr. Christopher Morrison, CAB project leader at USNC-Tech. "CAB batteries possess one million times the energy density of a chemical battery and can be deployed in the most challenging environments."

The DoD Commercial Space Partnerships Challenge aims to identify advanced commercial satellite technology and uncover new payload ideas, designs, and prototypes.

The EngageSpace event will feature highly-engaging opportunities to educate, connect, and innovate with other like-minded attendees, individual innovators, industry leaders, academia, investors, as well as military and government leaders. The entire event is designed to transform and speed up the industry as well as enable government buyers to pursue the most promising innovative solutions to the most pressing and threatening Space scenarios.

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