Saft receives multimillion dollar Li-ion battery order from Boeing

  • 17-Jan-2011 08:39 EST

As part of a five-year agreement signed with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in 2009, Saft will be delivering 12 packs of high-energy Li-ion batteries for Boeing’s 702HP satellites being built for the Inmarsat-5 series. The Saft batteries, with VES140S cells, will power three new Ka-band satellites, adding to Inmarsat’s current fleet of 11 GEO satellites. These satellites provide a wide range of voice and data services through an established global network of distributors and service providers. Saft’s batteries will offer 15 kW of onboard power for the satellites’ critical systems in a low-weight package. With up to 18 years of battery life, the rechargeable Li-ion batteries will ensure continuous, reliable operation of the satellites at times when the satellite and its solar panels are in eclipse.

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