Space battery withstands 10,000 charge/discharge cycles

The SLC-16002 lithium-ion battery from the Advanced Electrochemical Systems operation of Eagle-Pitcher Technologies in Joplin, Mo., recently accumulated more than 10,000 low Earth orbit simulated charge and discharge cycles. The cell continues to show acceptable operating performance and the life test continues. The 16002, designed for orbiting satellites and niche terrestrial applications, provides a nominal 3.6 volts during operations. It is a prismatic design for small packaging and efficient

The SLC-16002 lithium-ion battery from the Advanced Electrochemical Systems operation of Eagle-Pitcher Technologies in Joplin, Mo., recently accumulated more than 10,000 low Earth orbit simulated charge and discharge cycles. The cell continues to show acceptable operating performance and the life test continues. The 16002, designed for orbiting satellites and niche terrestrial applications, provides a nominal 3.6 volts during operations. It is a prismatic design for small packaging and efficient use of space. For more information, contact Eagle-Pitcher marketing by phone at 417-623-8000, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.epi-tech.com/. - J.K.

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