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Space nuclear power systemsSpace nuclear power systems are considered for use in those particular spacecraft applications for which nuclear power systems offer unique advantages over solar and/or chemical space power systems. Both isotopic and reactor heated space electrical power units are described in an attempt to illustrate their operating characteristics, spacecraft integration aspects, and factory-to-end of mission operational considerations. The status of technology developments in nuclear power systems is presented. Some projections of those technologies are made to form a basis for the applications of space nuclear power systems to be expected over the next 10-15 years.
Document ID
19720009953
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Carpenter, R. T.
(Office of Space Nuclear Systems (AEC) Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Proc. of the Natl. Symp. on Nat. and Manmade Radiation in Space
Subject Category
Nuclear Engineering
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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