Mars rover battery firm moving to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The company responsible for the high-tech battery powering the newly landed Mars Curiosity rover is in the middle of moving to Rhode Island, according to The Associated Press. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



technology

Mars rover battery firm moving to R.I.

Posted 8/13/12

PROVIDENCE – The company responsible for the high-tech battery powering the newly landed Mars Curiosity rover is in the middle of moving to Rhode Island, according to The Associated Press.

Yardney Technical Products, which created the lithium ion battery powering the Curiosity rover, is in the process of moving from Stonington, Conn., to East Greenwich.

According to the AP, the company made the batteries for other space missions, including the Spirit and Opportunity rovers and the Phoenix spacecraft.

The Yardney battery works in conjunction with the Mars rover’s plutonium power generator. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Only a few seats remain for PBN's Manufacturing Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Thursday, April 24th, at the Bryant University Bello Center. Don't hesitate. Register today!
  • Business Women
    Accomplished. Confident. Wicked Smart. Nominate women you know who deserve speci ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    It's the 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planning a special event ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Enrollment now open for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Program. Please take a mom ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News