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Priorities in space science enabled by nuclear power and propulsion

Priorities in space science enabled by nuclear power and propulsion

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Nuclear power plants.,
  • Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems.,
  • Space vehicles -- Auxiliary power supply.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementCommittee on Priorities for Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion ... [et al.].
    ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Priorities for Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL1102.N8 P75 2006, TL1102.N8 P75 2006
    The Physical Object
    PaginationXIV, 144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18262623M
    ISBN 100309100119


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