If successful, the proposed lithium-sulfur battery can be used as energy storage solution for NASA's surface missions on the moon and Mars, with much higher energy density than conventional Li-ion batteries. More specifically, this battery storage technology can be used for landers, construction equipment, crew rovers, and science platforms and many other NASA applications.
The proposed lithium-sulfur technology can also be used for electrical vehicles. It may directly facilitate the commercialization of electrical vehicles as two major barriers of cost and energy density will be addressed. They may also be applicable in the consumer market to portable electronics and communication devices.