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w_greene
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re: Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos
w_greene   11/27/2012 11:02:02 PM
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Is it lighter than comparable power systems? How bulky relative to other solutions? What are the Watts per pound?

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Clyde   11/29/2012 7:28:43 PM
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For deep space misssions (such as the one currently on its way to Pluto), there is not enough sunlight available to power a spacecraft and recharge batteries. These missions already use RTGs (radio(active) thermal generators) I believe the one on its way to Pluto is a 24 Watt unit.

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re: Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos
resistion   11/28/2012 2:34:21 AM
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So it's for a generator. From title I thought it would be related to thrust.

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re: Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos
z3ke   11/29/2012 6:41:00 PM
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Not just Los Alamos. This is actually a NASA project, too. See http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/radioactive-stirling-engine-exploration/ for more info

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re: Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos
kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   11/30/2012 7:31:27 PM
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cool, everyone loves a good Scottish 1816 patented Stirling engine (air engine as it was known at the time)design and those MIB's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZQBd2fv0wc&feature=player_embedded#! its also rumored that the NASA american colonies will be using some of these designs at the end of this video to make far faster Rovers than what they sent out to the planets so far so its all good. http://www.stirlingengines.org.uk/ personally i prefer the many rotary engine Stirling engine design's and Quasiturbine Locomotives 50 kW with radio-isotope [AND] solar cogeneration etc combined http://quasiturbine.promci.qc.ca/QTStirling.html

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re: Nuclear space engine demo'd by Los Alamos
kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   11/30/2012 8:14:01 PM
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Nicolas, im curious when you say its bit DUFF with 24 watts of electricity , did you imply :) http://septicscompanion.com/word.php?w=duff



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