Bengaluru, January 05, 2024.

ISRO on Friday said it has tested a new kind of battery cell which is more efficient and costs less than conventional ones.

The national space agency said it has qualified 10 Ah Silicon-Graphite-anode based high energy density Li-ion cells as a low weight and low cost alternative to conventional ones being used currently.

The flight demonstration of the cells as a battery was also successfully completed by powering a resistive load onboard the POEM-3 platform of PSLV-C58, launched on January 1.