Space reactor safety, 1985--1995 lessons learned

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Space reactor safety activities and decisions have evolved over the last decade. Important safety decisions have been made in the SP-100, Space Exploration Initiative, NEPSTP, SNTP, and Bimodal Space Reactor programs. In addition, international guidance on space reactor safety has been instituted. Space reactor safety decisions and practices have developed in the areas of inadvertent criticality, reentry, radiological release, orbital operation, programmatic, and policy. In general, the lessons learned point out the importance of carefully reviewing previous safety practices for appropriateness to space nuclear programs in general and to the specific mission under consideration.

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Marshall, A.C. December 31, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Space reactor safety activities and decisions have evolved over the last decade. Important safety decisions have been made in the SP-100, Space Exploration Initiative, NEPSTP, SNTP, and Bimodal Space Reactor programs. In addition, international guidance on space reactor safety has been instituted. Space reactor safety decisions and practices have developed in the areas of inadvertent criticality, reentry, radiological release, orbital operation, programmatic, and policy. In general, the lessons learned point out the importance of carefully reviewing previous safety practices for appropriateness to space nuclear programs in general and to the specific mission under consideration.

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6 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002073

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  • STAIF 96: space technology and applications international forum, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 7-11 Jan 1996

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  • Other: DE96002073
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2362C
  • Report No.: CONF-960109--4
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 187250
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668263

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  • December 31, 1995

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Marshall, A.C. Space reactor safety, 1985--1995 lessons learned, article, December 31, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668263/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.