The NASA research and technology program on space power: A key element of the Space Exploration InitiativeIn July 1989, President Bush announced his space exploration initiative of going back to the Moon to stay and then going to Mars. Building upon its ongoing research and technology base, NASA has established an exploration technology program to develop the technologies needed for piloted missions to the Moon and Mars. A key element for the flights and for the planned bases is power. The NASA research and technology program on space power encompasses power sources, energy storage, and power management.
Bennett, Gary L. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Brandhorst, Henry W., Jr. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Atkins, Kenneth L. (Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena., United States)
September 6, 2013
August 1, 1991
Publication: ESA, European Space Power Conference. Volume 1: Power Systems, Power Electronics, Batteries and Fuel Cells