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Multi-Megawatt Gas Turbine Power Systems for Lunar ColoniesA concept for development of second generation 10 MWe prototype lunar power plant utilizing a gas cooled fission reactor supplying heated helium working fluid to two parallel 5 MWe closed cycle gas turbines is presented. Such a power system is expected to supply the energy needs for an initial lunar colony with a crew of up to 50 persons engaged in mining and manufacturing activities. System performance and mass details were generated by an author developed code (BRMAPS). The proposed pilot power plant can be a model for future plants of the same capacity that could be tied to an evolutionary lunar power grid.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Juhasz, Albert J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2006
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2006-4117
Meeting Information
Meeting: Fourth International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit (IECES)
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: June 26, 2006
End Date: June 29, 2006
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 22.973.90.1
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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