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Space transfer concepts and analysis for exploration missions. Implementation plan and element description document (draft final). Volume 5: Nuclear electric propulsion vehicleThe nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) concept design developed in support of the Space Transfer Concepts and Analysis for Exploration Missions (STCAEM) study is presented. The evolution of the NEP concept is described along with the requirements, guidelines, and assumptions for the design. Operating modes and options are defined and a systems description of the vehicle is presented. Artificial gravity configuration options and space and ground support systems are discussed. Finally, an implementation plan is presented which addresses technology needs, schedules, facilities and costs.
Document ID
19930013801
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
March 8, 1991
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:192493
NASA-CR-192493
D615-10026-5-VOL-5
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-37857
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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