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A versatile silver oxide-zinc battery for synchronous orbit and planetary missionsA new kind of silver-zinc cell has been developed and tested under NASA support which can withstand severe heat sterilization requirements and does not display the traditional life limiting aspect of zinc electrodes - i.e., shape change. These cells could be used on a planetary lander mission which requires wet-stand periods of over a year, a modest number of cycles (400 to 500) and may require dry heat sterilization. The weight advantage of these cells over the traditional nickel-cadmium batteries makes them also an attractive alternative for synchronous orbit service where 400 to 500 cycles would be required over a five-year period.
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Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Schwartz, H. J.
Soltis, D. G.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Subject Category
Auxiliary Systems
Meeting Information
International Symposium, Brighton(Sussex)
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