Saft Awarded $1.2 Million Contract by Ball Aerospace to Provide Lithium-ion Battery for LEO Satellite Program Business Wire PARIS -- June 17, 2013 Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry, has been awarded a $1.2-million dollar contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., to supply the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery for a LEO (low Earth orbit) satellite program. The battery will serve as the primary power source for the spacecraft, and the partnership represents a new U.S. customer for Saft. The lightweight, high-energy battery will qualify to endure the rigors of life in space and contain 40 VL 48E cells in an 8S5P configuration, packaged in eight identical modules. The 32.8V, 240 Ah power source will provide active balancing electronics that maintain consistent cell voltage levels to meet the high cycling requirements of the LEO satellite. “The agreement represents a new customer relationship for Saft, and enables us to expand our program experience with our lithium-ion technology,” said Glen Bowling, Director of Sales of Saft’s Speciality Battery Group. “We look forward to providing Ball Aerospace with proven satellite technology as well as making vital contributions to the space technologies market.” Development for the project is underway with delivery scheduled for 2014. About Saft Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defence batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also being deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication markets. Saft’s 4,000 employees present in 18 countries, its 15 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group’s growth for the future. For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com Contact: Saft Press contact: Jill Ledger, +33 1 49 93 17 77 Corporate Communication and Institutional Director email@example.com or Catherine Jouatel, + 33 1 49 93 1768 Corporate Communication Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or FTI Consulting Strategic Communications Caroline Guilhaume, +33 1 47 03 68 10 email@example.com or Astrid Villette, +33 1 47 03 68 10 firstname.lastname@example.org or U.S. Press contact: French/West/Vaughan Chris Shigas, 919-277-1167 email@example.com
Saft Awarded $1.2 Million Contract by Ball Aerospace to Provide Lithium-ion Battery for LEO Satellite Program
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