GS Yuasa’s Lithium-ion Cells to be Installed in International Space Station

11/21/2016

GS   Yuasa   Corporation   (Tokyo   Stock   Exchange:   6674;   “GS   Yuasa”)   announced   that   the high-performance lithium-ion cells for use in space developed and manufactured by group company GS Yuasa Technology Ltd. (“GYT”) have been adopted for the batteries for the International Space Station (the “new batteries for ISS”) and the batteries would be shipped to the International Space Station (“ISS”) starting December 2016.

GYT’s space use lithium-ion cells boast high energy density and long life and have optimal design for ISS operations, which require highly efficient charging and discharging. The GYT cells have high energy density for the given mass, which is about three times the cells currently installed in ISS and they can deliver the same performance provided by the 48 batteries that are currently in use, with 24 units.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (“JAXA”) has announced that GYT’s new cells for ISS will be delivered to ISS in four batches by the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI.”

GYT develops, manufactures and distributes cells, batteries and power sources for special applications and has been supplying high-performance, high-quality batteries for special environments of sea, land and air (from depths of 6,500 meters below the ocean surface to 36,000 kilometers high in space).
The GS Yuasa Group will continue to contribute to space development projects through the development and manufacturing of high performance lithium-ion batteries going forward.

[Features of lithium-ion cells for ISS]
1.High energy density
High energy density for the given mass, which is about three times the Nickel-Hydrogen cells currently used at ISS
2.Long life
When considering full charge and complete discharge as one cycle, the cells can be used for more than 5,000 cycles
3.Design that is suitable for highly efficient charge-discharge use
Sufficient charge and high output performance even if the charging period is short

 

Specifications of the lithium-ion cells for ISS

Items

Specifications

Nominal voltage (V)

3.7

Nominal capacity (Ah)

148

Dimensions* (mm)

W130 x D50 x H263

Mass (g)

3,530

Cell shape

Elliptical cylinder

*H does not include electrodes.

 

 

To learn more about GS Yuasa’s LSE family of Li-ion cells for space, please contact GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc.

 

About GS Yuasa Corporation
GS Yuasa Corporation was established in 2004 by the merger of Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd and YUASA Battery. GS Yuasa develops and manufactures batteries and power supply systems for a wide range of special applications. The company’s high-performance, high-quality batteries are installed in sea, land, and aerospace environments, from depths of 6,500 meters below the ocean surface to 36,000 kilometers in space.
http://www.gs-yuasa.com/jp/ (Japanese)
https://www.gs-yuasa.com/us/ (English)

 

About GS Yuasa Technology, LTD (GYT)
GS Yuasa Technology is a subsidiary of GS Yuasa Corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. GYT designs and manufacturers large format lithium ion cells for aerospace and specialty applications.
1-37 Osadano-cho Fukuchiyama-shi
Kyoto pref. 620-0853, Japan
Phone: 81-773-20-2630

About GS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP)
GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. is the United States subsidiary of GS Yuasa focused on large format lithium ion battery system manufacturing for US customers. Primary products are lithium-ion battery systems for aerospace, defense, commercial, and industrial applications. http://gsyuasa-lp.com/

For additional information, please contact:

GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc

1150 Northmeadow PKWY Suite 118 Roswell, GA 30076 USA 888.GSYUASA (888.479.8272) 678.892.7501 (fax) media@gsyuasa-lp.com

http://www.gsyuasa-lp.com