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Defense Innovation Unit Taps Lyten to Demo Small Spacecraft Battery Tech

Defense Innovation Unit Taps Lyten to Demo Small Spacecraft Battery Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lyten has secured an other transaction agreement with the Defense Innovation Unit to demonstrate a prototype of space-based battery technology for the U.S. Space Force.

The company said Thursday it will aim to present a lithium-sulfur rechargeable device’s function to power small satellites or spacecraft with high duty cycle operations and store energy three times greater than the capacity of Li-ion batteries.

Dan Cook, co-founder and CEO of Lyten, said the company intends to apply its 3D graphene material and Li-S cell chemistry in efforts to show DIU and USSF a higher gravimetric energy density for the system.

The California-based advanced materials producer initially developed three battery cell configurations under a prototype contract DIU awarded in 2020 for evaluation.

Defense Innovation Unit Taps Lyten to Demo Small Spacecraft Battery Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ExecutiveBiz’s sister site GovCon Wire is scheduled to host a virtual forum on Jan. 19 to offer the government contracting community an insight into the Department of Defense’s acquisition goals, reform and modernization efforts in the space domain.

Register now to join GCW’s Space Acquisition Forum.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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