Lithium Batteries on board Hayabusa2

 

 

The asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 was launched on Dec. 3, 2014.

Panasonic BR series cylindrical lithium batteries have been equipped in Hayabusa2 because of the long life cycle, high reliability and safety.

Until the capsule of Hayabusa2 returned back to the earth on Dec.6, 2020, Panasonic BR series cylindrical lithium batteries supported various missions in a spacecraft.

 

How Panasonic batteries supported missions

 

1.Power for a Small Carry-on Impactor(SCI) to blast a crator on the asteroid

2.Power for a deployable camera to film the SCI explosion

Mission completed successfully in April, 2019 !

BR-A

Mission completed successfully in April, 2019 !

BR-A

3.Power for a flight-data instrument assisting with reentry

4.Power for a beacon for capsule retrieval when returning to the earth

Mission completed successfully in Dec., 2020 !

 

BR-1/2AA

Mission completed successfully in Dec., 2020 !

BR-C, BR-A

Panasonic Cylindrical-type Lithium Batteries

 

Panasonic have a wide product line-up of Cylindrical-type Lithium Batteries to meet customers' needs.

Please feel free to ask for details.

 

BR series

Cylindrical-type Lithium Batteries

CR series

Cylindrical-type Lithium Batteries
(Long life type)

CR series

Cylindrical-type Lithium Batteries
(Standard type)

Long storage life

Excellent long life at high temperatures

Long life batteries with superior discharge performance

Outstanding discharge performance at low temperatures

Excellent high-rate discharge performance

Available in the consumer market

 

Please see Lithium Batteries product page.

 

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