KULR Technology Group, Inc. announced that NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has awarded it a dual-use technology development agreement to build 3D printed battery systems for manned and robotic space applications. KULR’s passive propagation resistant (PPR) and internal short circuit (ISC) technologies will be used to develop 3D printed battery systems that meet the JSC 20793 Revision D safety standard created by NASA for crewed space missions.
NASA’s MSFC 3D printing expertise, combined with KULR’s proficiency in designing PPR battery packs, suits the need for safe battery power systems manufactured in outer space. KULR’s PPR solution demonstrated its efficiency when it was used by NASA to transport and store batteries aboard the International Space Station last year.
“The option to repair and replace battery packs in space with parts 3D printed in space is a complete game changer,” said Dr. Timothy Knowles, co-founder and chief technology officer of KULR. “3D printing of KULR’s PPR battery design will help lower the costs associated with battery pack transportation for the upcoming Artemis missions, where NASA will build sustainable elements on and around the moon in preparation for an eventual human mission to Mars.”
KULR Technology Group, Inc.