Second Set of Aerojet Rocketdyne Lithium-Ion Batteries Successfully Integrated into International Space Station
- Astronauts installed six Aerojet Rocketdyne Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries on the
International Space Stationduring two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs).
- Li-Ion batteries replaced existing nickel hydrogen batteries and will provide twice the kW hours than their predecessors at a fraction of the mass.
- These EVAs completed the second round of Li-Ion battery installations, which will culminate in all existing batteries being replaced by Li-Ion sets by 2020.
Aerojet Rocketdynedelivered the final battery shipset to Boeingon-budget and ahead of schedule, completing the contract 18 months prior to the deadline.
Twenty-four Aerojet Rocketdyne Li-Ion batteries will replace all 48 existing Ni-H2 batteries and will be integrated into the Electrical Power System which powers the entire
“Developing these critical power components for the
With 12 battery flight units now on-orbit and operational at the station, the remaining 12 will be launched and installed in subsequent missions slated for 2019 and 2020. Last year,
Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.