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Title: ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions

Abstract

Since the late 1980s, ORNL has been producing clad vent sets for NASA. Made from iridium, they house the plutonium-238 fuel used for deep space missions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
OSTI Identifier:
1400249
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; ORNL; NASA; CLAD VENT SET; IRIDIUM; PLUTONIUM-238; DEEP SPACE MISSIONS

Citation Formats

Ulrich, George. ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ulrich, George. ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions. United States.
Ulrich, George. Fri . "ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1400249.
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author = {Ulrich, George},
abstractNote = {Since the late 1980s, ORNL has been producing clad vent sets for NASA. Made from iridium, they house the plutonium-238 fuel used for deep space missions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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