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2 edition of Space nuclear power generators. found in the catalog.

Space nuclear power generators.

United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

Space nuclear power generators.

Hearings before the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Eighty-ninth Congress, first session, on space nuclear power generators, August 6, 1965.

by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Nuclear power plants

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF25 .A8 1965
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 277 p. :
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17894977M
    LC Control Number66060837

    NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations : Sean Potter.   Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces important government documents, reports, and studies dealing with spaceflight nuclear power and propulsion technologies, including RTGs, Plutonium, Kilopower Fission Reactor (KRUSTY) and nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) rockets for human Moon and Mars exploration.

    Essential Guide to Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion: Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators RTGs, Plutonium, NASA Kilopower Fission Reactor KRUSTY and NTP Rockets for Human Moon and Mars Exploration ().pdf writen by National Ae Space Administration (Nasa), World Spaceflight News (Wsn. The history of space nuclear power solar panels that supplied 35 W of power (Dassoulas and reactors suggests that space nuclear reactors, if successfully McNutt, ). These and subsequent missions proved the developed, could meet the needs of some missions and feasibility of using RPSs for space .

    Flying Reactors: The Political Feasibility of Nuclear Power in Space (CADRE Paper No. 22) | JAMES R. DOWNEY Lieutenant Colonel, USAFR - ANTHONY M. FORESTIER Wing Commander, RAAF - DAVID E. MILLER Lieutenant Colonel, USAF | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Although the U.S. has also worked on nuclear reactors for space missions, they launched but one spacecraft equipped with a reactor: the SNAPSHOT mission of (see Section 3, Past Missions – a Chronology for details.) The funding to build or test space nuclear reactor systems was stopped in


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