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MSFC Nuclear Propulsion Materials Development
Author and Affiliation:
Rogers, J. R.
Cook, B.
Abstract: Nuclear propulsion systems for spacecraft applications present numerous technical challenges for propulsion systems. They have been the focus of a recent NRA. Challenges inclue: a nuclear reactor subsystem to produce thermal energy; a power conversion subsystem to convert the thermal energy into electrical energy; a propulsion subsystem that utilizes Hall effect thrusters; thruster technologies and high temperature materials to support subsystems. The MSFC Electrostatic Levitation (ESL) Facility provides an ideal platform for the study of high temperature and reactive materials. An overview of the facility and its capabilities will be presented.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20040075687
(Acquired Jun 24, 2004)
Subject Category: GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: Tri-Lateral Alliance Collaborative Technical Forum; 4-6 May 2004; Chattanooga, TN; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: NUCLEAR PROPULSION; RESEARCH FACILITIES; NASA PROGRAMS; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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