Orbital Sciences Corporation Awards GS Yuasa Lithium Power Follow-on Order for Additional Cygnus Satellite Batteries

07/17/2012

Roswell, GA – GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on order by Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to deliver batteries to be used aboard the Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft supporting NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program for the International Space Station. The order from Orbital is for battery sets for Cygnus spacecraft that will carry out missions 4 through 8 of the CRS contract. In 2011 GYLP successfully completed deliveries of batteries in support of the initial demonstration mission and CRS missions 1 – 3.

“GS Yuasa has successfully completed the deliveries for the demonstration mission and the first three CRS missions.  This follow-on award demonstrates Orbital’s confidence in our ability to deliver highly reliable battery systems, meet program milestones and support a long-term program,” said William Moll, GYLP president. “GYLP looks forward to continuing to work with Orbital in support of the CRS program.”

GS Yuasa’s lithium ion batteries provide a low mass and highly reliable solution to power Orbital’s Cygnus™ advanced maneuvering space vehicle.

The batteries will be assembled and tested at GYLP’s Roswell, GA facility and use GS Yuasa’s space qualified LSE190 rechargeable lithium ion cells.  The initial battery delivery for this order will be in the fourth quarter of this year with additional deliveries through 2014.  GS Yuasa is a world leader in lithium ion batteries used in the aerospace market with more than 1,100,000 watt-hours of LSE cells orbited.

 

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