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Making space nuclear power a reality

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dc.contributor.author Cook, Beverly A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-12T22:15:20Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-12T22:15:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-30
dc.identifier.citation AIAA 1st. Space Exploration Conference : Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, Orlando, Florida, January 30 - February 1, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 1st. Space Exploration Conferene : Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, Orlando, Florida, January 30 - February 1, 2005.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 1st. Space Exploration Conferene : Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, Orlando, Florida, January 30 - February 1, 2005.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0101
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39315
dc.description.abstract Our current space exploration missions are power limited. Space nuclear reactors could provide the power for both onboard electrical power and propulsion to enable a new generation of space science and exploration. Implementing a mission using a space nuclear reactor presents many technical challenges. However, nuclear technologies are safely and reliably used throughout U.S. industries and the Government. Well-defined processes and regulations currently exist for the use of nuclear technologies in space or any other application. These processes and regulations assure safe, reliable use of nuclear technology in a manner that protects the public and the environment. The question is not one of choosing between safety and space science, but of investing in a technology that includes rigorous processes and procedures to assure safe en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1821436 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject Prometheus en
dc.subject nuclear en
dc.subject power en
dc.subject radioisotope thermoelectric gene (RTG) en
dc.title Making space nuclear power a reality en
dc.type Preprint en


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