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Title: Nuclear propulsion systems for orbit transfer based on the particle bed reactor

Abstract

The technology of nuclear direct propulsion orbit transfer systems based on the Particle Bed Reactor (PBR) is described. A 200 megawatt illustrative design is presented for LEO to GEO and other high ..delta..V missions. The PBR-NOTV can be used in a one-way mode with the shuttle or an expendable launch vehicle, e.g., the Titan 34D7, or as a two-way reusable space tug. In the one-way mode, payload capacity is almost three times greater than that of chemical OTV's. PBR technology status is described and development needs outlined.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA); Grumman Aerospace Corp., Bethpage, NY (USA); Babcock and Wilcox Co., Lynchburg, VA (USA); Garrett Engine Co., Phoenix, AZ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6383303
Report Number(s):
BNL-39695; CONF-870102-23
ON: DE87010060
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. symposium on space nuclear power systems, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 12 Jan 1987; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS; DESIGN; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; AMMONIA; HYDROGEN; POWER DENSITY; POWER DISTRIBUTION; SPECIFICATIONS; ELEMENTS; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MOBILE REACTORS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN HYDRIDES; NONMETALS; POWER REACTORS; PROPULSION REACTORS; REACTORS; SPACE POWER REACTORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

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Powell, J R, Ludewig, H, Horn, F L, Araj, K, Benenati, R, Lazareth, O, Slovik, G, Solon, M, Tappe, W, and Belisle, J. Nuclear propulsion systems for orbit transfer based on the particle bed reactor. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Powell, J R, Ludewig, H, Horn, F L, Araj, K, Benenati, R, Lazareth, O, Slovik, G, Solon, M, Tappe, W, & Belisle, J. Nuclear propulsion systems for orbit transfer based on the particle bed reactor. United States.
Powell, J R, Ludewig, H, Horn, F L, Araj, K, Benenati, R, Lazareth, O, Slovik, G, Solon, M, Tappe, W, and Belisle, J. Thu . "Nuclear propulsion systems for orbit transfer based on the particle bed reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6383303.
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abstractNote = {The technology of nuclear direct propulsion orbit transfer systems based on the Particle Bed Reactor (PBR) is described. A 200 megawatt illustrative design is presented for LEO to GEO and other high ..delta..V missions. The PBR-NOTV can be used in a one-way mode with the shuttle or an expendable launch vehicle, e.g., the Titan 34D7, or as a two-way reusable space tug. In the one-way mode, payload capacity is almost three times greater than that of chemical OTV's. PBR technology status is described and development needs outlined.},
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