Bringing Spacecraft Into Our Orbit
For more than 60 years, EaglePicher has been involved in the space industry, providing satellite batteries since the earliest days of the space program. Our long-lasting, rechargeable lithium ion batteries efficiently convert the sun’s energy to electricity, keeping satellites orbiting the Earth for years. Our products enjoy a reputation for the highest quality in this market, which accounts for the fact that EaglePicher has logged more than 2.5 billion cell-hours in space!
Lithium Ion Batteries for Space
We design and assemble 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. EaglePicher boasts state-of-the-art Li-ion research and manufacturing facilities, and we have received multiple research grants and contracts for advanced Li-ion development. We were the first to launch the prismatic Li-ion battery into orbit.
What type of batteries do satellites use?
Satellites primarily use batteries with large lithium-ion cells. These batteries provide high-energy levels and long cycle life at a low weight and in small volumes.