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TitleAtomic Power in Space: A History
Publication DateMarch 1987
Report NumberDOE/NE/32117--H1
Unique IdentifierACC0006
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE87010618; OSTI ID: 6427889
Research OrgUSDOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology, Washington, DC (United States)
Contract NoAC01-83NE32117
KeywordsSpacecraft Power Supplies/Historical Aspects; Spacecraft Power Supplies/SNAP Batteries; Reactor Technology; Radioisotope Generators; Thermoelectric Generators
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Abstract"Atomic Power in Space," a history of the Space Isotope Power Program of the United States, covers the period from the program's inception in the mid-1950s through 1982. Written in non-technical language, the history is addressed to both the general public and those more specialized in nuclear and space technologies. Interplanetary space exploration successes and achievements have been made possible by this technology, for which there is no known substitue.
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