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Space nuclear power system and the design of the nuclear electric propulsion OTV
Author and Affiliation:
Buden, D.(Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States)
Garrison, P. W.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: Payload increases of three to five times that of the Shuttle/Centaur can be achieved using nuclear electric propulsion. Various nuclear power plant options being pursued by the SP-100 Program are described. These concepts can grow from 100 kWe to 1 MWe output. Spacecraft design aspects are addressed, including thermal interactions, plume interactions, and radiation fluences. A baseline configuration is described accounting for these issues. Safety aspects of starting the OTV transfer from an altitude of 300 km indicate no significant additional risk to the biosphere.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1984
Document ID:
19840054868
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A37655
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 84-1447
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Los Alamos Scientific Lab.; NM, United States
Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; ORBIT TRANSFER VEHICLES; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACECRAFT DESIGN; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBITS; HIGH TEMPERATURE NUCLEAR REACTORS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR SAFETY; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; SPACECRAFT RADIATORS; THERMIONIC POWER GENERATION; THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, SAE, and ASME, Joint Propulsion Conference, 20th, Cincinnati, OH, June 11-13, 1984. 11 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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