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LOGAN, Utah — In an effort to cut launch costs, companies are looking to technology to transport small satellites from low Earth orbit to geostationary orbit and to the moon.

Roccor, a small company based in Longmont, Colorado, that specializes in deployable space structures, kicked off a program recently to produce a solar array for one such mission. After a rocket drops the spacecraft off in low Earth orbit, Roccor solar arrays will generate “several kilowatts of power” to move it to geostationary orbit, said Doug Campbell, Roccor chief executive. Campbell declined to name the customer due to a nondisclosure agreement.

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