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Title: Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration

Abstract

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 nuclear 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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132838
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPACE REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER; SPACE EXPLORATION; STIRLING ENGINE; URANIUM; PLUTONIUM 238; FISSION; HEAT PIPES

Citation Formats

none,. Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
none,. Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration. United States.
none,. Thu . "Small Reactor for Deep Space Exploration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132838.
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