The proceedings of STAIF-2008 feature a broad spectrum of topics on: space nuclear power and thermal propulsion, science and technology; space exploration; space colonization; advanced propulsion concepts; advanced radioisotope power systems; thermophysics in microgravity; energy conversion technologies; nuclear fuel and high temperature materials; high power electric propulsion, heat pipes and capillary pumped loops and advanced radiators; nuclear reactor safety; simulation and modeling; space exploration, Lunar and Mars outposts; and advanced propulsion physics. These topics span the range from basic research to the most recent technology advances and hardware development and testing.... quantify the benefits of advanced RPS technologies for various missions and to guide technology development priorities. More in-depth efforts are intended to compare alternatives, examine off-nominal operation, and evaluate failure modes ... flagship mission in the 2016-2017 timeframe was executed during 2007 to assess the technological and infrastructure readiness to ... New Frontiers 3, Europa Explorer, Titan/Enceladus Explorer, Solar Probe, and future Mars rovers or landers.
|Title||:||Space Technology and Applications International Forum, STAIF 2008|
|Author||:||Mohamed S. El-Genk|
|Publisher||:||Amer Inst of Physics - 2008-01-31|