Saft, a designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Lockheed Martin as the preferred supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the company’s telecommunications satellites.
The follow-on five-year contract – signed through 2020 – validates the continued partnership between Saft and Lockheed Martin for Lithium-ion batteries for satellites that have been proven to work reliably under the harsh space conditions. Saft will supply high-energy VL48E Li-ion cells with a 3.6V, 48Ah package to power the satellites with light-weight, reliable technology necessary to withstand a demanding space lifecycle.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.