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Proposed advanced satellite applications utilizing space nuclear power systems
Author and Affiliation:
Bailey, Patrick G.(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Isenberg, Lon(JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: A review of the status of space nuclear reactor systems and their possible applications is presented. Such systems have been developed over the past twenty years and are capable of use in various military and civilian applications in the 5-1000-kWe power range. The capabilities and limitations of the currently proposed nuclear reactor systems are summarized. Statements of need are presented from DoD, DOE, and NASA. Safety issues are identified, and if they are properly addressed they should not pose a hindrance. Applications are summarized for the DoD, DOE, NASA, and the civilian community. These applications include both low- and high-altitude satellite surveillance missions, communications satellites, planetary probes, low- and high-power lunar and planetary base power systems, broadband global telecommunications, air traffic control, and high-definition television.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1990
Document ID:
19910053536
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A38159
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: SEE A91-37926
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Aug. 12-17, 1990; Reno, NV; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.; Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: NUCLEAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; SOLAR ARRAYS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; REACTOR SAFETY; U.S.S.R.
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: IECEC-90; Proceedings of the 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Reno, NV, Aug. 12-17, 1990. Vol. 6 (A91-37926 15-20). New York, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1990, p. 11-16.
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