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Title: Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering

Abstract

We needed to find a space reactor concept that could be attractive to NASA for flight and proven with a rapid turnaround, low-cost nuclear test. Heat-pipe-cooled reactors coupled to Stirling engines long identified as the easiest path to near-term, low-cost concept.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345963
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-21903
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 42 ENGINEERING; kilopower; space nuclear power; space fission power; space reactor

Citation Formats

Poston, David Irvin. Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1345963.
Poston, David Irvin. Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering. United States. doi:10.2172/1345963.
Poston, David Irvin. Mon . "Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering". United States. doi:10.2172/1345963. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345963.
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title = {Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering},
author = {Poston, David Irvin},
abstractNote = {We needed to find a space reactor concept that could be attractive to NASA for flight and proven with a rapid turnaround, low-cost nuclear test. Heat-pipe-cooled reactors coupled to Stirling engines long identified as the easiest path to near-term, low-cost concept.},
doi = {10.2172/1345963},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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