Effect of LEO cycling on 125 Ah advanced design IPV nickel-hydrogen flight cells - An updateAn update of validation test results confirming the breakthrough in LEO cycle life of nickel-hydrogen cells containing 26 percent potassium hydroxide (KOH) electrolyte is presented. A breakthrough in the LEO cycle life of individual pressure vessel nickel-hydrogen cells is reported. The cycle life of boiler plate cells containing 26 percent KOH electrolyte was about 40,000 LEO cycles compared to 3500 cycles for cells containing 31 percent KOH.
Smithrick, John J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hall, Stephen W. (U.S. Navy, Naval Weapons Support Center Crane, IN, United States)
August 15, 2013
January 1, 1991
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting: IECEC ''91: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference