The international space station is powered by GS Yuasa cells.
The 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology award’s Development Category has been presented to GS Yuasa. The honour is for the innovation of lithium-ion batteries in space technologies.
GS Yuasa supply a range of satellites, rockets, and the International Space Station (ISS) with battery cells and were the first manufacturer to exceed four million Watt-hours of energy storage in Earth orbit… more than all other manufacturers combined.
GS Yuasa batteries are chosen for the extreme environment of space because of their exceptional quality and reliability, which has been achieved through a research and development program that started back in 1997.
Working alongside space agencies, and using new cell lifespan prediction techniques, GS Yuasa applied its innovative approach to produce outstanding durability, capacity and the lifespans required to make space use possible… at a time when most lithium-ion batteries were only suitable for household use.
The battery manufacturer was chosen to supply the ISS, the largest artificial object in space, in 2012. Last year saw the fourth successfully delivery and installation of its cells during a space walk which was broadcast live.
Raphael Eckert, General Manager Sales & Components said: “This award is further evidence of GS YUASA’s global innovation leadership and pioneering role as a developer and manufacturer of storage solutions for global infrastructure and beyond.”
GS Yuasa’s Lithium-ion batteries are also found in some of the most demanding applications around the world, including the Shinkai deep sea submarine and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
GS Yuasa Lithium-ion space cells used for satellites
GS YUASA Battery Germany GmbH, founded in 1983 as YUASA Battery (Europe) GmbH, is based in Krefeld and serves 15 countries within Europe from there.