Energizing the Space Program
Since the start of the space age, NASA has trusted EaglePicher to power historical launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. From the original Saturn V launchers in the early years to the more recent Titan, Atlas and Sea Launch vehicles, EaglePicher continues to support even the most challenging government and commercial launch vehicle applications with our high-quality, reliable batteries.
EaglePicher launch vehicle batteries power a wide range of on-board launcher systems including:
- Flight termination
- Guidance control
Lithium Ion Cells
Lithium ion provides higher energy levels and a longer cycle life, at a lower weight and smaller volume, with less maintenance than lead-acid, Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries. This is a benefit for your launch vehicle.
Silver Zinc Technology
With more than 50 years of silver-zinc battery production heritage and more than 200 battery designs, we continue to produce reliable, complex systems for the aerospace industry. EaglePicher's silver-zinc batteries used on launch vehicles have a long active life and offer flexible configurations to meet various packaging requirements. Silver-zinc batteries continue to be used to power multiple systems on launch vehicles. The main and pyro batteries for the Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle and the Flight Termination System batteries for both Atlas V and Delta II/IV are silver-zinc batteries designed by EaglePicher for high power and energy density, and ruggedized to endure the vibration environments of a launch vehicle.
We offer the broadest range of electrochemistries available for a variety of thermal applications. Proven technical and manufacturing expertise allows us to develop new and customized thermal battery designs for your launch vehicle application.