Accession Number:

AD0256792

Title:

AN ELECTROMAGNETIC ROCKET SYSTEM OF HIGH SPECIFIC THRUST

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Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

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Report Date:

1958-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A nuclear-electric propulsion system is described which avoids the necessity for a low temperature heat sink. The system is an open thermodynamic cycle which in effect re-uses the working fluid several times without recirculating it. Although a very large specific impulse cannot be produced in this manner it does seem possible to get a substantial improvement in the impulse obtainable for a given nuclear pile temperature. In addition, the elimination of the het sink increases the possibility of making nuclear-electric systems having a high thrust to weight ratio and an ability to function within the atmosphere. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE