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Record 5 of 18939
Satellite nuclear power station: An engineering analysis
Author and Affiliation:
Williams, J. R.
Clement, J. D.(Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., United States)
Rosa, R. J.
Kirby, K. D.
Yang, Y. Y.
Abstract: A nuclear-MHD power plant system which uses a compact non-breeder reactor to produce power in the multimegawatt range is analyzed. It is shown that, operated in synchronous orbit, the plant would transmit power safely to the ground by a microwave beam. Fuel reprocessing would take place in space, and no radioactive material would be returned to earth. Even the effect of a disastrous accident would have negligible effect on earth. A hydrogen moderated gas core reactor, or a colloid-core, or NERVA type reactor could also be used. The system is shown to approach closely the ideal of economical power without pollution.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740030484
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A13234
Subject Category: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Document Type: Book/Monograph
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGR-11-002-145
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 143p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS; MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POWER TRANSMISSION; SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES; BREEDER REACTORS; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; COST ANALYSIS; REACTOR CORES; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; WEIGHT ANALYSIS
Imprint And Other Notes: Research supported by NASA; Atlanta, Ga., J.R. Williams, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1973. 143 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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