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Unformatted text preview: Need better sliver control techniques Nuclear Rockets : Needed for interplanetary flight. Political issue. Phoebus 2A, 12 min (1968) 119 Kg/s, H 2 P th = 4 GW, 2280 K, 47 atm, 9500 Kg mass F 10 w ± F ± 119 x 8000 ≈ 10 6 N 100 Ton ± 16.512, Rocket Propulsion Lecture 37 Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez Page 1 of 2 Open cycle, cannot (should not) operate from ground. Can be launched chemically to orbit (inactive), then be used as upper stage. Shielding only “shadow”, will require large exclusion zone about vehicle ( 10 Km, except in protected cone) ∼ New design by Carlo Rubbia claims scalability to small size. A thin films surrounding H 2 channels, says can build critical engine for 30 KW H. 16.512, Rocket Propulsion Lecture 37 Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez Page 2 of 2...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course AERO 16.512 taught by Professor Manuelmartinez-sanchez during the Fall '05 term at MIT.
- Fall '05