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Title: Powering a Habitat on Mars with Kilopower

Abstract

When we imagine sending humans long-term to live on the surface of Mars, the moon, or other planetary bodies in the not-so-distant future, one of the primary questions is: How will we provide the colonists with power? Kilopower is a small nuclear reactor being designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with NASA that it hopes will one day be the answer to that question.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1424386
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; KILOPOWER; KILO-POWER; MARS; SMALL NUCLEAR REACTOR; STIRLING ENGINE CONVERTER; SPACE REACTOR

Citation Formats

McClure, Patrick, and Poston, David. Powering a Habitat on Mars with Kilopower. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
McClure, Patrick, & Poston, David. Powering a Habitat on Mars with Kilopower. United States.
McClure, Patrick, and Poston, David. Wed . "Powering a Habitat on Mars with Kilopower". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1424386.
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year = {Wed Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2018},
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