Hubble Space Telescope nickel-hydrogen battery and cell testing - An updateNASA's HST uses Ni-H2 batteries. NASA-Marshall has been conducting developmental tests of such batteries in both six-battery and 22-cell single battery arrays. Tests have recently been conducted on such batteries with a view to the possible need to free additional memory in the HST onboard computer; the electrical power system could contribute to this end by eliminating its software control charge mode capability, which requires significant computer memory capacity.
Brewer, Jeffrey C. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Whitt, Thomas H. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: IECEC '92; Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 3-7, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-25851 09-44)