Saft launches 100th Li-ion battery-equipped satellite

26 December 2013

Saft said it launched its100th satellite to use the company´s pioneering Li-ion battery technology this month.

The Inmarsat 5 F-1 satellite lifted off from the Proton M rocket in Baikonour, Kazakhstan on December 8. The takeoff also marked the 75th GEO satellite in orbit using Saft batteries.

Saft began supplying Li-ion batteries little more than a decade ago, in 2002. To date, the company has put more than 9,000 battery cells into orbit. Its Li-ion technology is proven to last throughout the life of the satellite, up to 18 years of orbit in most cases.

Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry. For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com.

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