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Title: Mound Supports Galileo

This video describes the invention of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) at Mound Laboratory, and radioisotope heat source production from 1 watt-thermal to 2400 watts-thermal. RTGs have bemore »en used in many space vehicles, but the RTG built for the Galileo mission to orbit Jupiter is the largest. This RTG unit will produce 4400 watts-thermal and convert to 300 watts-electric. The plutonium-238 heat source assembly and test at Mound is described. The RTGs are tested under simulated mission conditions. The RTG leakage radiation is carefully measured for background compensation for on-board radiation monitoring instruments.« less
Title: Mound Supports Galileo
Publication Date: 1986-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1021427
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%501
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Mound Plant (MOUND), Miamisburg, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE NE Office of Space and Defense Power Systems (NE-75)
Subject: 07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES ; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION ; HEAT SOURCES ; INVENTIONS ; MOUND LABORATORY ; PLUTONIUM 238 ; PRODUCTION ; RADIATION MONITORING ; RADIATIONS ; RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES ; RADIOISOTOPES ; SPACE VEHICLES ; THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS ; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems ; radioisotope heat sources ; plutonium-238 ; thermoelectric generators ; Galileo ; production ; spacecraft power supplies ; RTG ; Mound Laboratory ; video
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:09:24
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28