GS Yuasa Corporation and US battery maker EaglePicher Technologies are set to develop a lithium-ion battery for a US aerospace manufacturer.
EaglePicher will design and manufacture the battery using lithium-ion cells manufactured by Japanese firm GS Yuasa Technology through its US subsidiary GS Yuasa Lithium Power.
The 7.9 kWh, 29.6V system will power the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.
EaglePicher will incorporate GS Yuasa’s Gen III LSE134 lithium-ion cells into the battery system alongside its GEOStar-3 and ICESat-2 lithium-ion battery platforms.
JPSS is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).