Expedition 50 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough (NASA) and Thomas Pesquet (France-ESA), ventured outside the ISS on Friday Jan 13, 2017 to start the second spacewalk in one week dedicated to the integration of new batteries. 475 more words
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After all the US EVA-38 tasks were completed on the S4 IEA 3A channel, the second DEXTRE robotics operations continued.
In preparation for this second robotics operation, the S4 segment was reconfigured by rotating the starboard truss segment so the S4 IEA 1A channel ended up facing Nadir. 227 more words
Cobalt is a key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops and electric cars. 60% of the world’s supply is mined in Congo, according to “ 358 more words
On Dec 9, 2016 a Japanese H2-B rocket launched the unpiloted HTV-6 cargo carrier “Kounotori 6” to the International Space Station, with a fresh set of high-power batteries, critical parts for the research lab’s carbon dioxide scrubber, and several tons of food water and provisions. 604 more words
Lithium ion batteries has the highest energy density of commercially available portable rechargeable batteries. But, in practical use, numerous problems concerning safety, progressive loss of charge capacity with increase in charge cycles, and inadequate energy density for high power consuming smartphones, tablets and laptops, motivated the development of new generations of lithium ion batteries with different designs and chemistries. 465 more words