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Radiation exposure to the orbiting lunar station and lunar surface related to reusable nuclear shuttle operationsThe radiation environment created by the Reusable Nuclear Vehicle (RNS) in performing its normal mission functions while in the lunar vicinity and the impact of that environment on the Orbiting Lunar Station (OLS) and/or the lunar surface are examined. Lunar surface exposures from the operating reactor were evaluated for both the arrival and departure burns and while there is little probability that manned bases would lie along the paths in which measurable exposures would be recorded, the analyses do indicate the need to consider this possibility in planning such operations. Conclusions supported by the analyses and recommended operational constraints for the RNS are presented.
Document ID
19720009985
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hutchinson, P. I. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, 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
SPACE SCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-24715
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-10969
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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