EaglePicher Reaches 750 Million NiH2 Milestone

May 05, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

The Defense and Space Power Division of EaglePicher Technologies LLC (Joplin, MO) announced that it has reached a milestone in delivering power for space applications by achieving 750 million operational cell hours in space. The nickel-hydrogen (NiH2) cells in orbit total more than 14,000, and provide energy storage and eclipse power for over 400 satellites. EaglePicher expects to reach one billion cell hours in the fall of 2006.

"EaglePicher’s focus on meeting rigorous quality standards helped us achieve this milestone," said Lou Lupo, vice president and general manager of EaglePicher’s Defense and Space Power Division. "We will continue to pursue excellence in quality as we move closer to our goal of achieving one billion hours in space."