Accession Number:

AD0606016

Title:

ADIABATIC COMPRESSOR PROPULSION SYSTEM,

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Corporate Author:

TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A method to improve the performance of solid-core nuclear rocket engines is examined. The device proposed employs an adiabatic compressor to raise the fuel specific impulse of hydrogen which has already been directly heated by a nuclear reactor. A preliminary design of the compressor is presented, and the over-all system described. A mission analysis is discussed. It appears that this device has a performance capability for certain missions intermediate between the direct heating nuclear rocket and the electrical propulsion schemes. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE