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Title: A Reliability Improvement Program Planning Report for the SNAP 10A Space Nuclear Power Unit

Abstract

The estimated achieved reliability of SNAP 10A space nuclear power units will be relatively low at the timeof the first SNAPSHOT flight test in April 1963 and the existing R&D program does not provide a significant reliabiity growth thereafter. The total costs of an 8-satellite network using SNAP 10A units over a 5-year period has been approximated for the case where the total cost of a single satellite launched is 8 million dollars.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
North American Aviation, Inc. (United States). Atomics International Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
966760
Report Number(s):
NAA-SR-MEMO-6599
TRN: US200922%%275
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN-8
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DOLLARS; NUCLEAR POWER; PLANNING; RELIABILITY; SATELLITES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Coombs, M. G., Smith, C. K., and Wilson, L. A. A Reliability Improvement Program Planning Report for the SNAP 10A Space Nuclear Power Unit. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Coombs, M. G., Smith, C. K., & Wilson, L. A. A Reliability Improvement Program Planning Report for the SNAP 10A Space Nuclear Power Unit. United States.
Coombs, M. G., Smith, C. K., and Wilson, L. A. Tue . "A Reliability Improvement Program Planning Report for the SNAP 10A Space Nuclear Power Unit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/966760.
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abstractNote = {The estimated achieved reliability of SNAP 10A space nuclear power units will be relatively low at the timeof the first SNAPSHOT flight test in April 1963 and the existing R&D program does not provide a significant reliabiity growth thereafter. The total costs of an 8-satellite network using SNAP 10A units over a 5-year period has been approximated for the case where the total cost of a single satellite launched is 8 million dollars.},
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