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Title: Request for Naval Reactors Comment on Proposed Prometheus Space Flight Nuclear Reactor High Tier Reactor Safety Requirements and for Naval Reactors Approval to Transmit These Requirements to JPL

The purpose of this letter is to request Naval Reactors comments on the nuclear reactor high tier requirements for the PROMETHEUS space flight reactor design, pre-launch operations, launch, ascent, operation, and disposal, and to request Naval Reactors approval to transmit these requirements to Jet Propulsion Laboratory to ensure consistency between the reactor safety requirements and the spacecraft safety requirements. The proposed PROMETHEUS nuclear reactor high tier safety requirements are consistent with the long standing safety culture of the Naval Reactors Program and its commitment to protecting the health and safety of the public and the environment. In addition, the philosophy on which these requirements are based is consistent with the Nuclear Safety Policy Working Group recommendations on space nuclear propulsion safety (Reference 1), DOE Nuclear Safety Criteria and Specifications for Space Nuclear Reactors (Reference 2), the Nuclear Space Power Safety and Facility Guidelines Study of the Applied Physics Laboratory.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
883434
Report Number(s):
SPP-SRS-0002
TRN: US0603419
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC12-00SN39357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; DESIGN; PHYSICS; PROPULSION; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY; SAFETY CULTURE; SHIP PROPULSION REACTORS; SPACE FLIGHT; SPECIFICATIONS NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; NRPCT