Advanced Nuclear Systems for Portable Power in Space

  • 56 Pages
  • 2.95 MB
  • English
Natl Academy Pr
Nuclear power & engineering, Power networks, systems, stations & plants, Space science, Space travel & exploration, Nuclear Power Stations, Nuclear power plants, Space Vehicles, Science/Mathem
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Open LibraryOL10356799M
ISBN 100309034272
ISBN 139780309034272

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.

A radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electrical generator that uses an array of thermocouples to convert the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material into electricity by the Seebeck generator has no moving parts.

RTGs have been used as power sources in satellites, space probes, and uncrewed remote facilities such as a series of lighthouses. and the analysis of power quality problems.

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The United States has launched more than 20 radioisotopic thermoelectric generators (RTGs) into space over the past 30 yr but has launched only one nuclear reactor, and that was in Russia has launched more than 30 reactors.

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This paper describes a Very-Small, Long-LIfe, and Modular (VSLLIM) reactor design, developed at the University of New Mexico’s Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies, which offers passive operation and decay heat removal and redundant nominal operation and after shutdown, the VSLLIM reactor is cooled by natural circulation of in-vessel liquid sodium (Na), that is Cited by: 5.

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A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain r reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which in turn runs through steam turbines.

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