Space and Satellites

EaglePicher is one of NASA’s most trusted suppliers. Since America’s early days in space, EaglePicher has powered manned and unmanned missions including Mercury,Gemini, Apollo, Lunar Rover, Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station as well as hundreds of other commercial, military and scientific programs.

Today, EaglePicher designs and manufactures nickel hydrogen batteries using cells in a variety of diameters, ranging from 2.5 inches to 5.5 inches, and from nominal capacities in a range between 6Ah and 350Ah. Each design is customized to fit the needs of the customer’s particular mission.

Credit: NASA; The recovery of the Apollo 13 Command Module


Proven Capabilities in the Most Intense Situations
When an oxygen tank explosion crippled the Apollo 13 space craft during its lunar mission in 1970, the safe return of three brave American astronauts depended heavily upon the EaglePicher batteries on board the spacecraft.

EaglePicher has over 600 batteries
in space; more than any other company!

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The Next Generation: Lithium-ion

EaglePicher now designs and assembles batteries using large Li-ion cells, which provide higher energy levels and longer cycle life at a lower weight and in smaller volumes than Ni-Cd or Ni-H2 batteries. 

  • State-of-the-art Li-ion research and manufacturing facilities
  • First to launch prismatic Li-ion battery into orbit
  • Multiple research grants and contracts for advanced Li-ion development

 

 

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