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The development of nuclear thermal propulsion technology for use in space

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee ... Congress, second session, October 1, 1992

by United States

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Written in English


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Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL7369369M
ISBN 100160399564
ISBN 109780160399565
OCLC/WorldCa28046535

Specifically, my research focuses on nuclear thermal propulsion and looks at how research reactors can be built and utilized to further their development. These nuclear thermal rockets use a W-UO2 cermet fuel. Other topics being investigated include: sub 10kWe reactors, molten salt fuels, nuclear thermal rocket design, multi-megawatt electric.   Nuclear rockets could open up solar system and help settle space. And NASA is interested. A four-month journey to Mars? NASA is spending money on nuclear Author: Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Some Observations On the Use of Space Nuclear Power by Gary L. Bennett, presented to NRC Committee on NASA Technology Roadmaps, 21 March On the Development of the Power Sources for the Ulysses and Galileo Missions by Gary L. Bennett, et al, Proceedings of the European Space Power Conference held in Madrid, Spain, October   The company’s new contract is expected to run through Sept. 30th, At that time, the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion project will determine the feasibility of using low-enriched uranium fuel.

  This was a joint program of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada U.S.A.   In this second edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems, the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at a dramatically reduced cost and for sustained operations in low-Earth s: 1.


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The development of nuclear thermal propulsion technology for use in space by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) can help enable detailed exploration of the solar system, be it enhancing operations in cis-lunar space, shaping robust human Mars mission plans or a variety of outer planet space science endeavors Author: Loura Hall.

However, though there appear to be no technical barriers to the development of a successful nuclear rocket, no nuclear rockets have been flown in space. This book describes the fundamentals of nuclear rockets, the safety and other mission requirements, developmental history of various concepts both in the U.S.

and Russia, and it summarizes key 5/5(8). Description. This book comes out of a study prepared for the Space Technology and System Development Commission of the International Academy of Astronautics, and gives an expert, straightforward, and complete outlook on the uses of nuclear energy applied to space missions.

The development of nuclear thermal propulsion technology for use in space: hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, October 1,   Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) can help enable detailed exploration of the solar system, be it enhancing operations in cis-lunar space, shaping robust human Mars mission plans or a variety of outer planet space science endeavors.

With additional congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it.

Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Game Changing Development (GCD) Program Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) Project Overview Project Objective: Determine the feasibility and affordability of a Low Enriched Uranium (LEU)-based NTP engine with solid cost and schedule confidence Approach.

NASA Stennis Space Center, MS, The fundamental capability of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) is game changing for space exploration.

A first generation NTP systemcould provide high thrust at a specific impulse above s, roughly double that of state of the art chemical Size: KB.

Those who fear development of nuclear propulsion for space travel forget that considerable work on it has already been done, starting in the s, and that the concept of a nuclear rocket was.

AAAF 6th International Symposium Propulsion for Space Transportation of the XXIst Century – thVersailles, May1 HISTORY OF THE NUCLEAR THERMAL ROCKET PROPULSION Pascal PEMPIE C.N.E. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) NASA’s history with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) technology goes back to the earliest days of the Agency.

The Rover and the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle App li cations programs ran from soon after NASA’s inception in until Since then, consistent recognition exists that an NTP-based vehicle design remains an important and viable File Size: 1MB.

Today’s advances in materials, testing capabilities, and reactor development are providing impetus for NASA to appraise Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) as an attractive 21st century option to. With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions.

Nuclear thermal propulsion project to develop new technology for NASA missions to Mars and beyond. Part of NASA’s Game Changing Development (GCD) Programme, the $m contract will see Virginia-based BWX Technology initiate the design of a reactor to power a nuclear thermal promotion (NTP) system for a future crewed mission to Mars.

Current development of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion technologies at the Center for Space Nuclear Research. Particle fuels technology for nuclear thermal propulsion. Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Systems August AIAA SPACE Conference & Exposition. The solid core nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) represents the next major evolutionary step in propulsion technology.

With its attractive operating characteristics, which include high specific impulse (approximately s) and engine thrust-to-weight (approximately ), the NTR can form the basis for an efficient lunar space transportation system (LTS) capable of supporting both piloted and.

The technology saw a brief revival in the late '80s and early '90s with the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) program, which also ran out of funding before flight testing. Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines.

While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject by: 1.

Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems have been studied in both the USA and the former Soviet Union since the s for use in space science and exploration missions. NTP uses nuclear fission to heat hydrogen to very high temperatures in a short amount of time so that the hydrogen can provide thrust as it accelerates through an engine : Douglas Burns, Stephen Johnson.

This is the Nuclear Thermal Electric Rocket, under development by Dr. Dujarric and his team at ESA. Other designs have looked at using electrically heated thermal rockets run off a nuclear reactor, but often those are tentative designs for reaction control systems on nuclear powered space stations and the like, and have tended to be small systems.

Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) technology is designed to provide “in-space” vehicle propulsion by deriving thrust from a hydrogen working fluid that is heated from a nuclear reaction.

Initial NTP fuel structures (primarily carbon/carbide based materials) developed by the Rover/NERVA program were designed to withstand temperatures exceeding K and remain intact after tens of firing cycles.NASA is currently investigating nuclear thermal propulsion as an alternative to chemical propulsion for manned missions to the outer planets.

There are a number of materials being considered for use as fuel elements. These materials include tricarbides and CERMETS such as W/UO2, Mo/UO2, W/UN and Mo/UN. All of these materials require high temperature processing to achieve the required : Dennis S.

Tucker.The SNTP Program was an advanced technology development effort aimed at providing the Nation a new, dramatically higher performing rocket engine that would more than double the performance of the best conventional chemical rocket engines. The program consisted of three phases. Phase I ran from November through September The objective of this phase was to verify the feasibility of Cited by: 3.