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Title: ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions

Since the late 1980s, ORNL has been producing clad vent sets for NASA. Made from iridium, they house the plutonium-238 fuel used for deep space missions.
Title: ORNL Produces Iridium Cladding for NASA’s Deep Space Missions
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Publication Date: 2017-09-15
OSTI Identifier: 1400249
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
Subject: 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES ; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; ORNL ; NASA ; CLAD VENT SET ; IRIDIUM ; PLUTONIUM-238 ; DEEP SPACE MISSIONS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:01:05
System Entry Date: 2018-05-21