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Title: SNAPSHOT Safety Program Plan

Abstract

The SNAPSHOT Safety Program, as described in this document, is therefore formulated to align safety studies performed by separate agencies and their contractors. At the present stage in program development, the plan is principally concerned with the initial SNAPSHOT flight (SNAP 10A). SNAPSHOT represents a special flight mode for the initial reactors operated in space. The flights are designed to permit early space reactor tests prior to resolving all the safety proglems that may be associated with more advanced programs. Of primary significance is that reactor operation will not be initiated until an orbit of satisfactory lifetime has been obtrained, thus ensuring the long-term decay of the fission products producted prior to re-entry.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
North American Aviation, Inc. (United States). Atomics International Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
966134
Report Number(s):
NAA-SR-MEMO-7399
TRN: US200921%%316
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONTRACTORS; DECAY; FISSION PRODUCTS; LIFETIME; REACTOR OPERATION; SAFETY; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

. SNAPSHOT Safety Program Plan. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
. SNAPSHOT Safety Program Plan. United States.
. Wed . "SNAPSHOT Safety Program Plan". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/966134.
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