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OPTIMUS batteries offer high capacity with low mass and volume. Our high quality lithium polymer batteries are optimized for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions with a maximum altitude of 850km. Utilized over a large number of missions; especially US CubeSat missions, these New Space solutions have an excellent track record spanning almost two decades as one of the most flown and reliable spacecraft batteries. In order to ensure consistent quality levels the batteries undergo rigorous testing, including tests performed by ESA and NASA.
The battery systems all have autonomous integrated heater systems to enhance operation at low temperatures. Each system has multiple protection systems in place at a cell, battery, and system-level which will automatically respond to external fault conditions, protecting the battery and wider system from irrecoverable damage. The OPTIMUS Battery range is compatible with International Space Station deployment safety requirements and can be compatible with a wide variety of launch platforms, including crewed missions, when integrated into suitable platforms.