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Space Technology and Applications International Forum - STAIF 2002: Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Conference on Innovative ... Space Transpor (AIP Conference Proceedings)

ISBN13: 9780735400528
ISBN: 0735400520
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $295.0
Publisher: American Inst. of Physics
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 1227

These proceedings document recent publications in a number of key areas of space technology, space nuclear power and propulsion systems and technology, solar system exploration technology, and advanced and innovative propulsion concepts. The technical areas covered are thermophysics in microgravity, space nuclear reactor power and propulsion systems for manned exploration of Mars and other distant planets in the solar system, static energy conversion technology on segmented thermoelectric, thermionic, alkali metals as well as thermal to electric conversion. Additional areas include radioisotope power systems, and advances in the technology of Stirling and Brayton engines for space nuclear power and propulsion, and next generation commerical/civil space transportation systems technology.