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Title: SNAP-8, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PROPULSION POWER SYSTEM

Abstract

The SNAP-8 Electrical Generating System is a nuclearturbo-electric space power plant -which is ideally suited for utilization with electric propulsion. Several applications, the program objectives, the over-all system, and the design of the major components are described. The program status is delineated and future plans leading to an early flight test and equipment endurance demonstration are defined. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Aerojet-General Corp., Azusa, Calif.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4837472
Report Number(s):
TID-13905
NSA Number:
NSA-15-032613
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-880
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper No. 2050-61 for presentation at American Rocket Society, Space Flight Report to the Nation/New York Coliseum, October 9-15, 1961. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; GENERATORS; PLANNING; PROPULSION; REACTORS; SNAP-8 SERIES; SPACE VEHICLES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Wood, P I, Forrest, D L, and Wilner, B M. SNAP-8, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PROPULSION POWER SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4837472.
Wood, P I, Forrest, D L, & Wilner, B M. SNAP-8, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PROPULSION POWER SYSTEM. United States. doi:10.2172/4837472.
Wood, P I, Forrest, D L, and Wilner, B M. Sun . "SNAP-8, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PROPULSION POWER SYSTEM". United States. doi:10.2172/4837472. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4837472.
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