EaglePicher Delivers First Battery Order
[11-30-07 – Satellite Today] EaglePicher Technologies LLC has shipped its first two orders for lithium-ion batteries to Orbital Sciences Corp., EaglePicher announced Nov. 28.
The 18-cell batteries including bypass switches and redundant cell heaters, will be used for communications satellites.
"We have a long-term agreement with [Orbital Sciences] to design, test and manufacture lithium-ion batteries," Steve Westfall, president of EaglePicher, said in a statement. "These shipments mark the first two of several flight programs for which we will provide [Orbital Sciences] with batteries."