IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Nuclear propulsion choices for space exploration

2010 1st International Nuclear & Renewable Energy Conference (INREC)

Author(s): McLaren, R. ; Ragheb, M.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 March 2010
Conference Location: Amman, Jordan, Jordan
Conference Date: 21 March 2010
Page(s): 1 - 7
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-5214-9
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-5213-2
DOI: 10.1109/INREC.2010.5462568
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The potential for nuclear propulsion as a substitute for chemical propulsion for near term space exploration is examined. Chemical rockets face limitations on the generated thrust per unit mass of... View More

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