Accession Number:

AD0662935

Title:

NUCLEAR THERMAL AND ELECTRIC ROCKET PROPULSION. FUNDAMENTALS, SYSTEMS, AND APPLICATIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

648.0

Abstract:

Contents A European view of nuclear propulsion The role of nuclear energy in space flight Fundamentals of nuclear propulsion Isotopethermal thrusters and applications Fast and moderated reactors and applications of low- power nuclear rockets Nuclear rockets based on graphite reactors Technology applications and development status Operational considerations, radiation hazards and safety Nuclear space power systems reactors, conversion equipment and power systems technology Advanced technology for large space power systems Electric propulsion systems, flight mechanics, power sources, and mission applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Geomagnetism
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE