Updated January 29 at 9:29am

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:

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. •

27~19, 081312 R.I. & MASS. NEWS BRIEFS, Yardney Technical Products, energy, technology, 27~19, issue081312export.pbn

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment
Latest News