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Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner 163

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An anonymous reader writes "Boeing is currently dealing with a bit of a disaster as the company's 787 Dreamliner has been grounded due to safety concerns. Boeing is currently investigating the situation, but they aren't alone. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has stepped in to offer his help and technology if Boeing wants it. Musk has had to harness battery tech not only to run his Tesla Motors, but also to function flawlessly aboard SpaceX spacecraft as they travel both in and out of the Earth's atmosphere. If you need a battery to work at any altitude, you'd trust Musk to supply one, and that's exactly what he's offering Boeing."
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Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner

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  • by captainpanic (1173915) on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @09:36AM (#42725641)

    TFA seems a little irrelevant since the news today says that the batteries are not the problem. Instead, the electrical systems and monitoring systems are now being scrutinized.

    Here's one article, but the internet is full of it.
    http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2013/01/batteries-not-a-problem-on-boeing-787.html [bizjournals.com]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @09:36AM (#42725657)

    Yeah considering they figured out a week ago it was not the batteries and suspect its the control system for the batteries.

  • Re:What a load... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @01:25PM (#42729131)

    Tesla spent years working on Lithium Ion batteries, were the first ones to beat the thermal runaway problem when it was still a laptop battery issue and has an in house battery lab for testing these things. Their battery supplier invested in Tesla because they were learning so much from what Tesla was breaking and rejecting from them and why. Musk was very involved with the battery issues on the early roadsters and the technical teams between SpaceX and Tesla should be very knowledgeable.

    Clearly GP probably thinks NASA was just whoring for the free press when they helped Toyota with their software code review. Sometimes you need somebody who has experience with the technology at a high level, and with Lithium Ion batteries, Laptop and Cell Phone companies won't have any practical advice about what happens at that battery size and with the energies involved.

    Proxy from work hates /. so I am not bothering to login.

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