LANZO Batteries will launch its first battery into orbit via UARX Space’s OSSIE OTV platform

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The launch will take place on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in June 2025.

CIDETEC’s new spin-off will thus validate its new high power density modular batteries using the Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) platform called OSSIE provided by UARX Space.

LANZO Batteries, the new spin-off of CIDETEC, will validate a new battery technology designed for the aerospace sector with a launch in June 2025. The battery will provide back-up power five times a day, activating once every three orbits. This mission will evaluate all battery characteristics in orbit, travelling aboard UARX Space’s Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) platform.

According to Jesús Marcos, CEO of LANZO Batteries, “with this launch, LANZO batteries will be qualified in orbit, giving reliability to our products for future space missions”. The LANZO battery will travel integrated in the OSSIE OTV satellite platform of UARX Space OSSIE, which serves as a test bench for various experiments, becomes the perfect scenario to test the effectiveness of LANZO’s new high power density modular batteries.

The launch will take place from Cape Canaveral using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, which will reach an altitude of 500-600 km, will remain in orbit for at least six months and could be extended up to two years depending on the results. During its stay, the batteries and battery management system (BMS) will be monitored to assess their performance in the space environment.

“We are very pleased to be able to work together with LANZO, having the possibility to provide with our OTV not only the capability to deploy satellites, but also to offer the in-orbit validation service for products that want to achieve their heritage in space as required by their batteries,” said Federico Perazzo Business Development Manager of UARX Space.

Since LANZO batteries use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, the main objective is to ensure that there is no reduction in performance during their lifetime in space environmental conditions. In this way, the functionality and reliability of the system will be demonstrated, underlining LANZO Batteries’ ability to safely maintain flight elements.


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