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Ion engine propelled Earth-Mars cycler with nuclear thermal propelled transfer vehicle, volume 2The goal of this project was to perform a preliminary design of a long term, reusable transportation system between earth and Mars which would be capable of providing both artificial gravity and shelter from solar flare radiation. The heart of this system was assumed to be a Cycler spacecraft propelled by an ion propulsion system. The crew transfer vehicle was designed to be propelled by a nuclear-thermal propulsion system. Several Mars transportation system architectures and their associated space vehicles were designed.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Meyer, Rudolf X.
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Baker, Myles
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Melko, Joseph
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Subject Category
Nuclear And High-Energy Physics
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:197208
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Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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