5

 

APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER AND PROPULSION IN SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION: BACKGROUND

 

56

   

 Scientific and Programmatic Context,

 

56

   

 Implementation and Techniques,

 

61

   

 References,

 

62

6

 

APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER AND PROPULSION IN SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION: MISSIONS

 

64

   

 Priorities Enhanced or Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion,

 

64

   

 Technology Enhancements and Issues,

 

76

   

 Conclusions,

 

79

   

 References,

 

82

7

 

APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER AND PROPULSION IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS: BACKGROUND

 

83

   

 Scientific and Programmatic Context,

 

83

   

 Implementation and Techniques,

 

87

   

 References,

 

90

8

 

APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER AND PROPULSION IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS: MISSIONS

 

91

   

 Nuclear Power for Specific Astrophysical Applications,

 

91

   

 Technology Enhancements and Issues,

 

96

   

 Conclusions,

 

98

   

 References,

 

99

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FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

100

   

 Space Science Applications of Nuclear Power and Propulsion,

 

100

   

 Collateral Impacts of Nuclear Power and Propulsion,

 

103

   

 References,

 

108

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

A   Past U.S. Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Programs

 

111

   

B   The Interstellar Observatory

 

115

   

C   Additional Solar System Exploration Mission Concepts

 

124

   

D   Details of Selected Astronomy and Astrophysics Mission Concepts

 

129

   

E   Glossary, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

 

133



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