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NASA Chooses Proposals for Energy Storage Systems

August 12, 2014

NASA has selected four proposals for energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions.

The agency said development of these new energy storage devices will help enable NASA's future robotic and human-exploration missions and aligns with conclusions presented in the National Research Council's "NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities," which calls for improved energy generation and storage "with reliable power systems that can survive the wide range of environments unique to NASA missions."

"NASA's advanced space technology development doesn't stop with hardware and instruments for spacecraft," said Michael Gazarik, associate administrator for Space Technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "New energy storage technology will be critical to our future exploration of deep space -- whether missions to an asteroid, Mars or beyond. That's why we're investing in this critical mission technology area."

According to an agency release, managed by the Game Changing Development Program within NASA'sSpace Technology Mission Directorate, the four selected technology proposals are:

-Silicon Anode Based Cells for High Specific Energy Systems, submitted by Amprius, Inc, in Sunnyvale, California

-High Energy Density and Long-Life Li-S Batteries for Aerospace Applications, submitted by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena

-Advanced High Energy Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, submitted by Indiana University in Bloomington

-Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe, Lithium-Sulfur Energy Storage, submitted by the University of Maryland, College Park

More information and complete details:

www.nasa.gov/spacetech

www.nasa.gov

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