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Nuclear rockets

Journal Article:

Abstract

Nuclear energy has found many applications in space projects. This article deals with these applications. The first application is the use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity in space and the second main application is the use of nuclear energy for propulsion purposes in space flight. The main objective is to develop a 75000 pound thrust flight engine called NERVA by heating liquid hydrogen in a nuclear reactor. The paper describes in detail the salient features of the NERVA rocket as well as its comparison with the conventional chemical rockets. It is shown that a nuclear rocket using liquid hydrogen as medium is at least 85% more efficient as compared with the chemical rockets such as those used for the APOLLO moon flight.
Authors:
Sarram, M [1] 
  1. Teheran Univ. (Iran). Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1972
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-07-237807; EDB-76-052431
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mem. Fac. Eng., Tehran Univ.; (Iran); Journal Volume: 2:25; Other Information: English abstract p. 13-14
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SNAP BATTERIES; ELECTRIC POWER; NUCLEAR POWER; SNAP 3 BATTERY; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; POWER; RADIOISOTOPE BATTERIES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 210600* - Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable
OSTI ID:
7363737
Country of Origin:
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Language:
Iranian
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 112-119
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Citation Formats

Sarram, M. Nuclear rockets. Iran, Islamic Republic of: N. p., 1972. Web.
Sarram, M. Nuclear rockets. Iran, Islamic Republic of.
Sarram, M. 1972. "Nuclear rockets." Iran, Islamic Republic of.
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title = {Nuclear rockets}
author = {Sarram, M}
abstractNote = {Nuclear energy has found many applications in space projects. This article deals with these applications. The first application is the use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity in space and the second main application is the use of nuclear energy for propulsion purposes in space flight. The main objective is to develop a 75000 pound thrust flight engine called NERVA by heating liquid hydrogen in a nuclear reactor. The paper describes in detail the salient features of the NERVA rocket as well as its comparison with the conventional chemical rockets. It is shown that a nuclear rocket using liquid hydrogen as medium is at least 85% more efficient as compared with the chemical rockets such as those used for the APOLLO moon flight.}
journal = {Mem. Fac. Eng., Tehran Univ.; (Iran)}
volume = {2:25}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Iran, Islamic Republic of}
year = {1972}
month = {Feb}
}