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Title: AERODYNAMIC RE-ENTRY ANALYSIS. TASK 2. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SUMMARY REPORT

Abstract

An analytical trajectory and aerothermodynamic analysis of a satellite containing a Task 2 thermoelectric generator was completed. A 300-statute mile circular polar orbit was used for this analysis and the launch was assumed to be from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Results of this study show that upon natural decay from a successful mission, the radio-cerium fuel will burn up in space at high altitude, thus only a very minor amount of radio cerium will be released to the stratosphere. A complete analyses of the fate of the radio-cerium fuel following various aborted launching attempts also was carried out. Charts summarizing the various assumed failures and locations of the fuel following failure are shown. A technical discussion of the methods used in performing the analysis is included in the report. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Co. Nuclear Div., Baltimore
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4814469
Report Number(s):
MND-P-2291
NSA Number:
NSA-16-003965
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-217
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
SPACE APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY; AERODYNAMICS; CERIUM 144; COMBUSTION; FAILURES; LEVELS; ORBITS; RE-ENTRY; SATELLITES; SPACE; STRATOSPHERE; THERMOELECTRIC CELLS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Oehrli, R. AERODYNAMIC RE-ENTRY ANALYSIS. TASK 2. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SUMMARY REPORT. United States: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.2172/4814469.
Oehrli, R. AERODYNAMIC RE-ENTRY ANALYSIS. TASK 2. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SUMMARY REPORT. United States. doi:10.2172/4814469.
Oehrli, R. Tue . "AERODYNAMIC RE-ENTRY ANALYSIS. TASK 2. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SUMMARY REPORT". United States. doi:10.2172/4814469. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4814469.
@article{osti_4814469,
title = {AERODYNAMIC RE-ENTRY ANALYSIS. TASK 2. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SUMMARY REPORT},
author = {Oehrli, R.},
abstractNote = {An analytical trajectory and aerothermodynamic analysis of a satellite containing a Task 2 thermoelectric generator was completed. A 300-statute mile circular polar orbit was used for this analysis and the launch was assumed to be from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Results of this study show that upon natural decay from a successful mission, the radio-cerium fuel will burn up in space at high altitude, thus only a very minor amount of radio cerium will be released to the stratosphere. A complete analyses of the fate of the radio-cerium fuel following various aborted launching attempts also was carried out. Charts summarizing the various assumed failures and locations of the fuel following failure are shown. A technical discussion of the methods used in performing the analysis is included in the report. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4814469},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {12}
}