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A preliminary shield design for a SNAP-8 power systemA preliminary shield design for a nuclear power system utilizing a SNAP-8 reactor for space base application is presented. A representative space base configuration was selected to set the geometry constraints imposed on the design. The base utilizes two independent power packages each with a reactor operating at 600 kwt and each producing about 50 kwe. The crew compartment is located about 200 feet from each reactor and is large enough in extent to intercept a total shadow angle of 60 deg measured about the center line of each reactor.
Document ID
19720009960
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Karp, I. M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Soffer, L. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Clark, M. R. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, 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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