Accession Number:

AD0647734

Title:

A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF POWERPLANTS FOR SPACEFLIGHT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

At present, the chemical fuel rocket engine is the sole practical power source for extraterrestrial navigation. However, compared with the chemical fuel rocket, there may be important advantages in using an atomic fuel or an electrical rocket engine but there remains a series of technical difficulties to be overcome and the idea of the atomic engine is still far from being practically applicable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Rocket Engines
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE