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Title: Lunar fission surface power system design and implementation concept
Authors: Elliott, John O.
Reh, Kim
MacPherson, Duncan
Keywords: Prometheus Project
fission power
lunar base
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006
Citation: Space Technology Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 12-16, 2006.
Abstract: The request of NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) in May of 2005, a team was assembled within the Prometheus Project to investigate lunar surface nuclear power architectures and provide design and implementation concept inputs to NASA's Exploration Systems Architecture 60-day Study (ESAS) team. System engineering tasks were undertaken to investigate the design and implementation of a Fission Surface Power System (FSPS) that could be launched as early as 2019 as part of a possible initial Lunar Base architecture. As a result of this activity, the Prometheus team evaluated a number of design and implementation concepts as well as a significant number of trades associated with lunar surface power, all culminating in a recommended approach. This paper presents the results of that study, including a recommended FSPS design and implementation concept.
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