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Nuclear thermal rocket workshop reference system Rover/NERVAThe Rover/NERVA engine system is to be used as a reference, against which each of the other concepts presented in the workshop will be compared. The following topics are reviewed: the operational characteristics of the nuclear thermal rocket (NTR); the accomplishments of the Rover/NERVA programs; and performance characteristics of the NERVA-type systems for both Mars and lunar mission applications. Also, the issues of ground testing, NTR safety, NASA's nuclear propulsion project plans, and NTR development cost estimates are briefly discussed.
Document ID
19920001873
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Borowski, Stanley K. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Nuclear Thermal Propulsion: A Joint NASA(DOE)DOD Workshop
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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