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Enabling exploration with small radioisotope power systems

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dc.contributor.author Abelson, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Balint, Tibor S.
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Kathryn E.
dc.contributor.author Noravian, Heros
dc.contributor.author Randolph, James E.
dc.contributor.author Satter, Celeste M.
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, George R.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, James H.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-27T17:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-27T17:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40856
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this report is to provide an initial reference document to support further definition of science community needs for small-RPS flight systems. It describes the most recent results of the ongoing NASA/DOE studies, and provides information for review by potential users that might take advantage of these types of power systems. This is extremely important since any future decision to proceed with the development of such units will require a strong identified need from the space science community and a well-defined set of power and operational requirements. NASA and DOE intend to use this document as a basis for soliciting information on additional small-RPS-enabled mission concepts, along with their respective power and operational requirements. This report is a first step in fleshing out a roadmap for potential future development and acquisition. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries JPL Pub en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 04-10 en_US
dc.subject Radioisotope Power Systems (RPSs) en_US
dc.subject flight systems en_US
dc.title Enabling exploration with small radioisotope power systems en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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