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Nuclear Spacecraft Propulsion - Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, Nuclear Thermal Rocket, Nuclear Salt-Water Rocket, Bussard Ramjet, Fusion Rocket (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Nuclear Spacecraft Propulsion - Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, Nuclear Thermal Rocket, Nuclear Salt-Water Rocket, Bussard Ramjet,...
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Nuclear Spacecraft Propulsion - Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, Nuclear Thermal Rocket, Nuclear Salt-Water Rocket, Bussard Ramjet, Fusion Rocket (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Nuclear pulse propulsion, Nuclear thermal rocket, Nuclear salt-water rocket, Bussard ramjet, Fusion rocket, Nuclear photonic rocket, Nuclear electric rocket, Antimatter catalyzed nuclear pulse propulsion, Project Orion, Gas core reactor rocket, NERVA, Project Rover, British Rail flying saucer, Fission-fragment rocket, Mini-Mag Orion, Project Prometheus, Radioisotope rocket, Space Nuclear Propulsion Office, Project Longshot, Charles Osmond Frederick, Fission sail, RD-0410, Helios, Nuclear lightbulb, Project Timberwind, Project Icarus, ICAN-II, AIMStar, 11B97. Excerpt: Project Orion was a study of a spacecraft intended to be directly propelled by a series of explosions of atomic bombs behind the craft (Nuclear pulse propulsion). Early versions of this vehicle were proposed to have taken off from the ground with significant associated nuclear fallout; later versions were presented for use only in space. A 1955 Los Alamos Laboratory document states (without offering references) that general proposals were first made by Stanislaw Ulam in 1946, and that preliminary calculations were made by F. Reines and Ulam in a Los Alamos memorandum dated 1947. The actual project, initiated in 1958, was led by Ted Taylor at General Atomics and physicist Freeman Dyson, who at Taylor's request took a year away from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton to work on the project. By using energetic nuclear power, the Orion concept offered high thrust and high specific impulse, or propellant efficiency, at the same time. As a qualitative comparison, traditional chemical rockets-such as the Saturn V that took the Apollo program to the Moon-produce high thrust with low specific impulse, whereas electric ion engines produce a small amount of thrust very efficiently. Orion would have offered performance greater than the most advanced conv...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-37725-4
Barcode: 9781155377254
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LSN: 1-155-37725-7

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