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Accession Number DE2013-1064059
Title Planning for Multiple NASA Missions with Use of Enabling Radioisotope Power.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 5p
Personal Author C. C. Dwight K. L. Lively S. G. Johnson
Abstract Since the early 1960's the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies have provided radioisotope power systems (RPS) to NASA as enabling technology for deep space and various planetary missions. They provide reliable power in situations where solar and/or battery power are either untenable or would place an undue mass burden on the mission.
Keywords Radioisotope batteries
Solar energy
Space missions
Technology assessment
Thermoelectric generators

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77C - Nuclear Auxiliary Power Systems
84A - Astronautics
Corporate Author Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. Space Nuclear Systems and Technologies Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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