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"Bimodal" Nuclear Thermal Rocket (BNTR) Propulsion for Future Human Mars Exploration MissionsThe Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) Propulsion program is discussed. The Rover/NERVA program from 1959-1972 is compared with the current program. A key technology description, bimodal vehicle design for Mars Cargo and the crew transfer vehicle with inflatable module and artificial gravity capability, including diagrams are included. The LOX-Augmented NTR concept/operational features and characteristics are discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Borowski, Stanley K.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: 2003 NASA Seal/Secondary Air System Workshop, Volume 1
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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