Electric X-plane Nears Crucial Battery Test

Credit: NASA
NASA is preparing to test a redesigned lithium-ion battery module for its first electric propulsion demonstrator, the X-57 Maxwell, as it moves toward a first flight planned for early 2018. The ground test will replicate one performed in December that resulted in a destructive thermal runaway and...

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