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The Hubble Space Telescope nickel-hydrogen battery designDetails are presented of the HST (Hubble Space Telescope) battery cell, battery package, and module mechanical and electrical designs. Also included are a summary of acceptance, qualification, and vibration tests and thermal vacuum testing. Unique details of battery cell charge retention performance characteristics associated with prelaunch hold conditions are discussed. Special charge control methods to minimize thermal dissipation during pad charging operations are summarized. This module design meets all NASA fracture control requirements for manned missions.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Nawrocki, D. E.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Armantrout, J. D.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Standlee, D. J.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Baker, R. C.
(Eagle-Picher Industries Joplin, MO, United States)
Lanier, J. R.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Location: Reno, NV
Country: United States
Start Date: August 12, 1990
End Date: August 17, 1990
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