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Winter Lyceum: “EaglePicher’s NASA Launch Silver Zinc Batteries: The Power Behind the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab Missions” (via Zoom)

March 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Locally mined zinc in outer space? Engineer Camie Platner will share how, since the beginning of the Space Age, EaglePicher silver zinc batteries have been trusted to power historical NASA launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. Today, with more than 50 years of silver zinc battery production heritage, and more than 200 battery designs, EaglePicher continues to produce reliable, complex systems for the missile, aerospace and maritime industries. EaglePicher initiated development of automatic and remote-activated silver zinc batteries in the early 1950s. The early systems EaglePicher developed were simple, single-section batteries with one voltage output. By maintaining flexible engineering, which ensures custom design, development, qualification, production and delivery, EaglePicher continues to meet the requirements of each unique application.

To register for the Winter Lyceum, call (608) 348-3301 or visit www.mining.jamison.museum/programs. A Zoom link will be provided by email upon registration. Cost: $4 or $20 for all seven Winter Lyceum talks.


March 5, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
(608) 348-3301
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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
405 E. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
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