EaglePicher supplies space battery power for International Space Station

JOPLIN, Mo., 27 March 2009. EaglePicher Technologies LLC in Joplin, Mo., is providing space power for the International Space Station by supplying nickel hydrogen space battery cells to Space Systems/Loral for the International Space Station.

Mar 27th, 2009

JOPLIN, Mo., 27 March 2009. EaglePicher Technologies LLC in Joplin, Mo., is providing space power for the International Space Station by supplying nickel hydrogen space battery cells to Space Systems/Loral for the International Space Station.

Mission STS-119 launched from Kennedy Space Center in Fla., March 15 to install the fourth set of solar array wings to the Space Station. The space batteries, assembled with EaglePicher battery cells, will power the Space Station while the solar arrays are in the Earth's shadow, which occurs approximately 15 times each day and lasts about 30 minutes.

Nickel hydrogen, which EaglePicher has supplied to the program since 1993, is known for its long life and resistance to damage from overcharge or over-discharge, and has been the preferred chemistry choice in space applications for more than 25 years.

For more information contact EaglePicher online at www.eaglepicher.com.

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