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Title: SNAP 8 summary report

Abstract

The SNAP 8 Program was directed toward the development of lightweight nuclear reactors which would operate in space for greater than 10,000 hr at a power level of 600 kW(t). Toward this objective, two reactors were designed, built, and successfully operated. The experimental reactor (S8ER) was an engineering test of a prototype core, but did not have flight-developed hardware. The developmental reactor (S8DR) was a nuclear system test to verify the operability of the integrated flight configuration. The development, design characteristics, operating experience, experimental results, and supporting tests for the S8ER and S8DR are discussed. 20 references. (auth)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomics International Div., Canoga Park, Calif. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
4393793
Report Number(s):
AI-AEC-13070
NSA Number:
NSA-29-007044
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-701
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N77800* -Reactors-Space, Mobile, Propulsion, Transportation & Package Reactors; *S8DR REACTOR- REACTOR OPERATION; *S8ER REACTOR- REACTOR OPERATION; CONFIGURATION; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

. SNAP 8 summary report. United States: N. p., 1973. Web. doi:10.2172/4393793.
. SNAP 8 summary report. United States. doi:10.2172/4393793.
. Mon . "SNAP 8 summary report". United States. doi:10.2172/4393793. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4393793.
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