GS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP), a US subsidiary of GS Yuasa Corporation (GYC) (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6674), announced today that it has received an order from The Boeing Company for the procurement of LSE190 lithium-ion cells to be used in GEO satellite applications.
This award follows on the recently announced Long Term Supply Agreement between Boeing and GYLP. The LSE190 cells will be used to power ViaSat, Inc.’s (https://www.viasat.com/) first two ViaSat-3 geostationary communications satellites. Each high-powered communications satellite will provide one terabit-per-second of throughput, making the ViaSat-3 class of satellites the highest capacity communications satellites in orbit. The LSE190 lithium-ion cell is specifically engineered to support these kinds of high-power duty cycles and to achieve a 15-year mission life.
“GYLP is pleased that the execution of the Long Term Supply Agreement has quickly led to these awards from Boeing. These awards further demonstrate confidence in GS Yuasa’s technical and manufacturing expertise based on the proven heritage of the LSE family of lithium-ion cells,” said Curtis Aldrich, GYLP’s Director of Business Development. “GYLP is looking forward to supporting Boeing throughout these important programs.”
GS Yuasa group companies have been in the battery business for more than a century with lithium-ion cell experience dating back to the late-1980s. The LSE190 cells are manufactured exclusively by GS Yuasa Technology Ltd. (GYT). With more than 2.4MWh of lithium-ion energy storage on-orbit GYT is the leading manufacturer of lithium-ion cells for space applications. GYT is a has manufactured lithium-ion cells for use on spacecraft since 1998 and their lithium-ion cells are currently in use on more than 120 satellites.