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Title: Aerospace applications of nickel-cadmium batteries

Some recent NASA applications of Ni-Cd batteries are Magellan, Topex/Poseidon, and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. Each of these automated spacecraft has a design lifetime of at least 3 years. Characteristics of the battery systems for each of these applications are given. Other topics discussed include the NASA standard Ni-Cd battery, the aerospace flight battery systems program, and the impact of the pending OHSA ruling.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6229315
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Battery Man; (United States); Journal Volume: 35:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES; PERFORMANCE; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; REGULATIONS; SPACE VEHICLES; US OSHA; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; METAL-METAL OXIDE BATTERIES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER SUPPLIES; US DOL; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES 250902* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Performance & Testing