Accession Number : AD0781835

Title :   Evaluation Program for Secondary Spacecraft Cells.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 10,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND QUALITY EVALUATION AND ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Christy,D. E. ; Harkness,J. D.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 257

Abstract : The evaluation program gathers statistical information concerning cell performance characteristics and limitations which is used by spacecraft power systems planners, designers, and integration teams. Weaknesses discovered in cell design are reported and aid in research and development efforts toward improving the reliability of space batteries. Battery weaknesses encountered in satellite programs such as IMP, NIMBUS, OGO, OAO, and TETR have been studied and remedied through special tests performed at NAD Crane.

Descriptors :   *Nickel cadmium batteries, *Silver zinc batteries, *Spacecraft components, Test methods, Life tests, Temperature, Reliability(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE