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Title: A conceptual Titan Orbiter Mission using advanced radioisotope power systems
Authors: Abelson, Robert D.
Shirley, James H.
Spilker, Thomas R.
Keywords: Titan Orbiter Mission
radioisotope power systems (RPS)
Stirling RPS
missions
Titan Cloud/Precipitation Radar and Altimeter (TCPRA).
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: Space Technology and Applications International Forum, STAIF-2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 12-16, 2006.
Abstract: This study details a conceptual follow-on Titan orbiter mission that would provide full global topographic coverage. surface imaging, and meteorological characterization of the atmosphere over a nominal 5-year science mission duration. The baseline power requirenicnt is ~1 kWe at EOM and is driven by a high power radar instrument that would provide 3-dimensional measurements of atmospheric clouds, precipitation, and surface topography. While this power level is moderately higher than that of the Cassini spacecraft. higher efficiency advanced RPSs could potentially reduce the plutonium usage to less than 1/3rd of that used on the Cassini spacecraft. The Titan Orbiter mission is assumed to launch in 2015. It would utilize advanced RPSs to provide all on-board power.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40215
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