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Title: Enabling the Use of Space Fission Propulsion Systems

Abstract

This paper gives brief descriptions of advantages of fission technology for reaching any point in the solar system and of earlier efforts to develop space fission propulsion systems, and gives a more detailed description of the safe, affordable fission engine (SAFE) concept being pursued at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786224
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109311
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 82; PBD: 4 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SOLAR SYSTEM; SPACE FLIGHT; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ROCKET ENGINES; DESIGN; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; SPECIFICATIONS; NASA

Citation Formats

Mike Houts, Melissa Van Dyke, Tom Godfroy, James Martin, Kevin Pedersen, Ricky Dickens, Ivana Hrbud, Leo Bitteker, Bruce Patton, Suman Chakrabarti, and Joe Bonometti. Enabling the Use of Space Fission Propulsion Systems. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Mike Houts, Melissa Van Dyke, Tom Godfroy, James Martin, Kevin Pedersen, Ricky Dickens, Ivana Hrbud, Leo Bitteker, Bruce Patton, Suman Chakrabarti, & Joe Bonometti. Enabling the Use of Space Fission Propulsion Systems. United States.
Mike Houts, Melissa Van Dyke, Tom Godfroy, James Martin, Kevin Pedersen, Ricky Dickens, Ivana Hrbud, Leo Bitteker, Bruce Patton, Suman Chakrabarti, and Joe Bonometti. Sun . "Enabling the Use of Space Fission Propulsion Systems". United States.
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abstractNote = {This paper gives brief descriptions of advantages of fission technology for reaching any point in the solar system and of earlier efforts to develop space fission propulsion systems, and gives a more detailed description of the safe, affordable fission engine (SAFE) concept being pursued at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center.},
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year = {2000},
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