Accession Number : AD0616419

Title :   SPACE VEHICLE POWER PLANTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HUTH,J. H.

Report Date : 22 DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A review is given of the possibility of using chemical units, solar-powered units, nuclear power systems, and special devices as power sources in space vehicles. Special attention is given to the effects of the space environment on power systems.

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, POWER SUPPLIES), (*POWER SUPPLIES, SPACECRAFT), ENERGY CONVERSION, BATTERY COMPONENTS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, SOLAR CELLS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, SPACEBORNE, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTROSTATICS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE