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Title: Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration

This is the first demonstration of a space nuclear reactor system to produce electricity in the United States since 1965, and an experiment demonstrated the first use of a heat pipe to cool a small numore »clear reactor and then harvest the heat to power a Stirling engine at the Nevada National Security Site's Device Assembly Facility confirms basic nuclear reactor physics and heat transfer for a simple, reliable space power system.« less
Title: Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration
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Publication Date: 2012-11-29
OSTI Identifier: 1132838
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS ; SPACE REACTORS ; NUCLEAR POWER ; SPACE EXPLORATION ; STIRLING ENGINE ; URANIUM ; PLUTONIUM 238 ; FISSION ; HEAT PIPES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:04:32
System Entry Date: 2018-06-06