ABSTRACT

Potential Improvements to the Nuclear Safety and Launch Approval Process for Nuclear Reactors Utilized for Space Power and Propulsion Applications: A Report to the Nuclear Power & Propulsion Technical Discipline Team   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "This study examines potential improvements that could be made to the nuclear safety and launch approval process for fission reactors to reduce the associated uncertainties in cost and schedule while continuing to ensure public safety and environmental protection. It concentrates on the launch approval and mission safety of fission power and propulsion applications of nuclear energy. Improvements to the launch approval process for radioisotope power systems (RPSs) are being considered elsewhere but are acknowledged throughout the report. The study considered technical, process, and organizational improvements to the launch approval processes."

Report Number:
NASA/TM-2019-220256; National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technical Report 2019-220256
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Date:
2019-02
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Public Domain
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technical Report Server: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/
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pdf
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