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Title: Final safety analysis report for the Galileo Mission: Volume 2: Summary

Abstract

The General Purpose Heat Source Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (GPHS-RTG) will be used as the prime source of electric power for the spacecraft on the Galileo mission. The use of radioactive material in these missions necessitates evaluations of the radiological risks that may be encountered by launch complex personnel and by the Earth's general population resulting from postulated malfunctions or failures occurring in the mission operations. The purpose of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) is to present the analyses and results of the latest evaluation of the nuclear safety potential of the GPHS-RTG as employed in the Galileo mission. This evaluation is an extension of earlier work that addressed the planned 1986 launch using the Space Shuttle Vehicle with the Centaur as the upper stage. This extended evaluation represents the launch by the Space Shuttle/IUS vehicle. The IUS stage has been selected as the vehicle to be used to boost the Galileo spacecraft into the Earth escape trajectory after the parking orbit is attained.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA (USA). Valley Forge Space Center
OSTI Identifier:
6527111
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/32043-T26-Vol.2
ON: DE89007269
DOE Contract Number:
AC01-79ET32043
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES; SAFETY; ACCIDENTS; REENTRY; RISK ASSESSMENT; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; HEAT SOURCES; POWER SUPPLIES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 070300* - Isotopic Power Supplies

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Not Available. Final safety analysis report for the Galileo Mission: Volume 2: Summary. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/6527111.
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@article{osti_6527111,
title = {Final safety analysis report for the Galileo Mission: Volume 2: Summary},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The General Purpose Heat Source Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (GPHS-RTG) will be used as the prime source of electric power for the spacecraft on the Galileo mission. The use of radioactive material in these missions necessitates evaluations of the radiological risks that may be encountered by launch complex personnel and by the Earth's general population resulting from postulated malfunctions or failures occurring in the mission operations. The purpose of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) is to present the analyses and results of the latest evaluation of the nuclear safety potential of the GPHS-RTG as employed in the Galileo mission. This evaluation is an extension of earlier work that addressed the planned 1986 launch using the Space Shuttle Vehicle with the Centaur as the upper stage. This extended evaluation represents the launch by the Space Shuttle/IUS vehicle. The IUS stage has been selected as the vehicle to be used to boost the Galileo spacecraft into the Earth escape trajectory after the parking orbit is attained.},
doi = {10.2172/6527111},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 1988},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 1988}
}

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