Sodium sulfur batteries for space applications
- Degruson, James A.
- Feb 1, 1992.
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- 1 electronic document
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- In 1986, Eagle-Picher Industries was selected by the Air Force to develop sodium sulfur cells for satellite applications. Specifically, the development program was geared toward low earth orbit goals requiring high charge and/or discharge rates. A number of improvements have been made on the cell level and a transition to a complete space battery was initiated at Eagle-Picher. The results of six months of testing a 250 watt/hour sodium sulfur space battery look very promising. With over 1000 LEO cycles conducted on this first battery, the next generation battery is being designed. This next design will focus on achieving greater energy densities associated with the sodium sulfur chemistry.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19920013524., Accession ID: 92N22767., and NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center, The 1991 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop; p 583-605.
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