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Nuclear safety for the Space Exploration Initiative

Terry E. Dix

Nuclear safety for the Space Exploration Initiative

by Terry E. Dix

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, For sale by the National Technical Information Serivce in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Outer space -- Exploration.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTerry E. Dix.
    SeriesNASA contract report -- CR-189180., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-189180.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14694464M

    Dr. Schwartz has published widely on topics related to space exploration, law, and policy. He is author of The Value of Science in Space Exploration (Oxford University Press, ), and editor (with Tony Milligan) of The Ethics of Space Exploration (Springer ). But many people, O’Keefe foremost among them, believe nuclear power is the only way for NASA to take the next step in space exploration. Agency science chief Edward Weiler recently told a committee of the National Research Council that O’Keefe “not only calls it the Author: Ben Iannotta.

    FIRST FLIGHTS: NUCLEAR POWER TO ADVANCE SPACE EXPLORATION Gary L. Bennett E. W. Johnson Metaspace Enterprises EWJ Enterprises Butte Road Glen Arbor Court Emmett, Idaho Centerville, Ohio Tel/Fax: 1+ Telephone: 1+ E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] Size: KB. NUCLEAR SPACE AND THE EARTH ENVIRONMENT discuss the dangers to the Earth environment posed by the use of nuclear space technologies, with a focus on efforts to mitigate those dangers through safety measures.

      Past and present space exploration missions have relied on solar and radioisotope power systems for data transmission and the operation of the spacecraft, both en route to, and at, destination. The solar option is either impractical or limited for missions to distant planets of Mars and beyond and in Earth orbits within the Van Allen radiation belts. Nuclear safety for the Space Exploration Initiative [microform] / Terry E. Dix ; prepared for Lewis Rese Radiation hazards and protection, by D. E. Barnes and Denis Taylor. With a foreword by Sir Ernest Rock C The science and engineering of HIFAR safety / by J.W. Connolly and B.E. Clancy ; .


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Get this from a library. Nuclear Safety Policy Working Group recommendations on nuclear propulsion safety for the Space Exploration Initiative.

[Albert C Marshall; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. SPACE EXPLORATION INITIATIVE CANDIDATE NUCLEAR PROPULSION TEST FACILITIES Darrell Baldwin Sverdrup Technology, Inc.

Lewis Research Center Group Brook Park, Ohio and John S. Clark National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio ABSTRACT This document provides one-page descriptions for approximately Nuclear power in space is the use of nuclear power in outer space, typically either small fission systems or radioactive decay for electricity or heat.

Another use is for scientific observation, as in a Mössbauer most common type is a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, which has been used on many space probes and on crewed lunar missions. Don Helton Nuclear Flight Safety Assurance Manager.

Donald "Don" Helton is the Nuclear Flight Safety Assurance Manager in the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, responsible for reviewing the Nuclear Launch Safety Approval Requests submitted by programs and projects that plan to launch radioactive material in to space, in accordance with NASA directives and requirements.

The history of space nuclear power solar panels that supplied 35 W of power (Dassoulas and reactors suggests that space nuclear reactors, if successfully McNutt, ). These and subsequent missions proved the developed, could meet the needs of some missions and feasibility of.

exploration of the Moon and Mars under the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) _. All of these architec-tures imply some form of more permanent human presence In space.

New technologies will be important in all of these architectures, to provide the tools necessary for the safe and cost effective exploration of the Moon and Mars. Outer planetary exploration missions are enabled by NEP. Continue the year relationship with DOE in providing radioisotope systems for space exploration.

Space exploration, coupled with nuclear systems, has the potential for exciting a new generation of scientists and engineers in the nuclear field. Today, the idea of using nuclear rockets is again front and centre. Many experts agree that nuclear rockets may be the only way to carry large payloads to Mars and the outer planets.

So far, space exploration has involved the use of chemical rockets to propel most spacecraft through space. One of the problems with chemical rocket systems is weight. Manned exploration of our nearest neighbors in the solar systems is the primary goal of the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI).

An integral part of any manned lunar or planetary outpost will be a system for manned excursions over the surface of the planet.

The historical record, including the failures/accidents discussed above, serves as a reminder to have a confidence that the space nuclear safety program in the U.S. has been and continues to be effective as well as vital.

In a more general term, the following lessons are. "The former is flying on distant space missions, while the latter -- nuclear reactors -- are sitting on shelves and could not fly for reasons other than maturity, efficiency or safety.

Space Nuclear Safety, the first, and presently, the only book written on the topic of space nuclear safety, is a comprehensive textbook intended for professors and students. The principal authors and contributors are recognized leaders in their field of : Nuclear fission systems stand out as a promising space technology because of their ability to utilize fuel with unparalleled energy densities.

The goal of my research is to further the application and the development of advanced nuclear fuels for space applications. Reading this important book reminds one of the Bob Marley verse from his song "So Much Trouble in the World" - See men sailing on an ego trip/Blast off on a space ship/A million miles from reality/No care for you, no care for me.

Bravo to Mr. Grossman for puncturing the endless romanticization of Cited by: 5. @article{osti_, title = {The PEGASUS Drive: A nuclear electric propulsion system for the space exploration initiative}, author = {Coomes, E P and Dagle, J E}, abstractNote = {The advantages of using electric propulsion for propulsion are well-known in the aerospace community.

The high specific impulse, lower propellant requirements, and lower system mass make it a very attractive. Abstract. On Jthe President of the United States announced a new direction for the U.S. Space Program. The new Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) is intended to emplace a permanent base on the Lunar surface and a manned outpost on the Mars surface by Author: Steven D.

Howe, George Auchampaugh. Orion adapted nuclear explosives for space use: nuclear bombs would be ejected aft of a spacecraft and exploded some distance away. Propellant (water or wax) surrounding the bombs would be transformed into high-energy plasma and bounce off a pusher plate at the rear of the rocket and push it forward.

Questions and Answers – Nuclear Energy Facts: Nuclear Energy and Space Exploration. Grade Level: The Q&A – Nuclear Energy Facts: Nuclear Energy and Space Exploration booklet contains the answers to over a dozen commonly asked questions about the role of radiation and nuclear energy in space exploration.

It covers radiation in space, power and propulsion, RTGs, and questions about. The Space Exploration Initiative includes both lunar and Mars program elements as well as robotic science missions.

Space transportation is a primary part of all planning for exploration. The high performance propulsion capabilities of nuclear propulsion offer the potential to reduce substantially the flight times to and from Mars and to reduce the mass launched into low Earth by: 8.

The advent of the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) 6 inand later the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) 6 in had renewed the interest in nuclear propulsion (both NTR and NEP), and extensive R&D began at various universities, government labs, and aerospace companies; however, Congress indefinitely shelved these programs in Space Safety Regulations and Standards is the definitive book on regulatory initiatives involving space safety, new space safety standards, and safety related to new space technologies under development.

More than 30 world experts come together in this book to share their detailed knowledge of regulatory and standard making processes in the. As the Marshall Space Flight Center’s manager of nuclear thermal research, Dr.

Houts is well versed in the benefits it has to offer space exploration.