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Pumped Fluid Loop Heat Rejection and Recovery Systems for Thermal Control of the Mars Science LaboratoryThis viewgraph presentation reviews the heat rejection and heat recovery system for thermal control of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The MSL mission will use mechanically pumped fluid loop based architecture for thermal control of the spacecraft and rover. The architecture is designed to harness waste heat from an Multi Mission Radioisotope Thermo-electric Generator (MMRTG) during Mars surface operations for thermal control during cold conditions and also reject heat during the cruise aspect of the mission. There are several test that are being conducted that will insure the safety of this concept. This architecture can be used during any future interplanetary missions utilizing radioisotope power systems for power generation.
Document ID
20080013260
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Bhandari, Pradeep (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Birur, Gajanana (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Prina, Mauro (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ramirez, Brenda (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Paris, Anthony (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Novak, Keith (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pauken, Michael (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 16, 2006
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
17th Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop(El Segundo, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
mechanical pump fluid loop
Mars thermal control
radioisotope