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Title: An update of the ground testing of the Li-ion batteries in support of JPL’s 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Mission
Authors: Smart, Marshall C.
Ratnakumar, B.V.
Ewell, R. C.
Whitcanack, L. D.
Surampudi, S.
Puglia, F.
Gitzendanner, R.
Keywords: lithium ion batteries
Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Mission
Rover battery Assembly Unite (RBAU)
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Diego, California, June 26 -29, 2006
Abstract: This paper provides further detail to previously reported results of the RBAU testing program, especially with regard to the life characteristics. To date, the lithium-ion batteries (fabricated by Lithion/Yardney, Inc.) have been demonstrated to far exceed the requirements defined by the mission, both on Mars and on the ground, and are projected to support an extended mission (> 4 years).
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