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Record 16 of 20218
Nuclear electric propulsion system utilization for earth orbit transfer of large spacecraft structures
Author and Affiliation:
Silva, T. H.(Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif., United States)
Byers, D. C.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Abstract: The paper discusses a potential application of electric propulsion to perform orbit transfer of a large spacecraft structure to geosynchronous orbit (GEO) from LEO, utilizing a nuclear reactor space power source in the spacecraft on a shared basis. The discussions include spacecraft, thrust system, and nuclear reactor space power system concepts. Emphasis is placed on orbiter payload arrangements, spacecraft launch constraints, and spacecraft LEO assembly and deployment sequences.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1980
Document ID:
19800054805
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 80A38975
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 80-1223
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Joint Propulsion Conference; 16th; June 30-July 2, 1980; Hartford, CT
Meeting Sponsor: AIAA, SAE, and ASME,
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Aerospace Corp.; El Segundo, CA, United States
NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; ORBIT TRANSFER VEHICLES; GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBITS; ORBITAL ASSEMBLY; ORBITAL MANEUVERS; PAYLOADS; SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS; STATIONKEEPING
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, SAE, and ASME, Joint Propulsion Conference, 16th, Hartford, Conn., June 30-July 2, 1980, AIAA 13 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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