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Dataset: Nuclear Propulsion and Power Non-Nuclear Test Facility (NP2NTF): Preliminary Analysis and Feasibility Assessment
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Updated 12 Nov 2020

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Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) has been identified as a high NASA technology priority area by the National Research Council because nuclear thermal rockets (NTRs) are high-thrust propulsion systems with the potential for twice the specific impulse of the best liquid hydrogen (LH)/oxygen (LOX) chemical rockets. Multiple mission studies have shown that nuclear thermal rockets would enable rapid Mars crew transfer times and would require approximately half the propellant and about 60% of the launch mass that is required by chemical rocket technologies. NTP could serve as a near-term enabling technology to reduce human transit time and mission risk in space to Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and Mars. One approach to overcome some of issues associated with working with nuclear propulsion technologies is to separate the development of core nuclear reactor subsystem elements from the development of the critical (and more numerous and diverse) downstream thermal management and control system elem...

Dataset:Nuclear Propulsion and Power Non-Nuclear Test Facility (NP2NTF): Preliminary Analysis and Feasibility Assessment
Provider:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Created:12/11/2020
Updated:12/11/2020
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Country:United States of America

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