Skip Navigation
Small Spacecraft Technology

SmallSat Low Mass, Extreme Low Temperature Energy Storage

Active Technology Project

Project Introduction

SmallSat Low Mass, Extreme Low Temperature Energy Storage
High specific energy, low-temperature power systems would allow space exploration missions to do more science over longer periods, farther from the sun. This proposal is for the first year of a two-year project to ultimately space test a new low-temperature capable, battery/ultra-capacitor power system. This innovation would reduce the mass of power systems, eliminate the need for wasteful battery heaters, and increase the amount of energy available at low-temperatures. The first year of the project would be the development and ground test of the power system and the development of a cubesat to carry the experimental system into orbit. More »

Anticipated Benefits

Primary U.S. Work Locations and Key Partners

Project Library

Share this Project

Organizational Responsibility

Project Management

Project Duration

Technology Maturity (TRL)

Technology Areas

Light bulb

Suggest an Edit

Recommend changes and additions to this project record.
^