GS Yuasa Batteries Help Power Orbital Science’s Cygnus Spacecraft on Mission to ISS

09/30/2013

GS Yuasa Lithium Power, Inc. (GYLP) announced today that its batteries provided electrical power to Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft on its maiden voyage the International Space Station.

GYLP’s battery, built in Roswell Georgia, uses high energy density LSE190 lithium ion cells to provide power to Cygnus immediately after launch and during in-orbit operations.  GS Yuasa’s lithium ion batteries provide a low mass and highly reliable solution to power the Cygnus advanced maneuvering space vehicle.

“The berthing of Cygnus at the ISS marks a great accomplishment for Orbital,” said William Moll, GYLP president. “We are excited to be a part of their success, and we will continue to support Orbital in their future ISS Cargo Resupply Services missions.”

Orbital’s Cygnus Vice President Program Manager, Mr. Frank DeMauro, said, “GS Yuasa is a trusted supplier of high-quality battery systems and is an integral member of our Cygnus supplier network.  Their battery cells, which have flown aboard other Orbital spacecraft, are instrumental in ensuring the success of the current COTS demonstration mission, as well as the upcoming operational cargo resupply mission under Orbital’s CRS contract with NASA.”

GYLP is under contract to provide flight batteries for the next eight resupply missions that Orbital will fly to the ISS through 2016.

 

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. https://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

https://www.gsyuasa-lp.com