OCEAN LAUNCHING OF LUNAR AND INTERPLANETARY SPACE VEHICLES

Raymon W. Hallet, Jr., and Joseph M. Tschirgi

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Abstract: THE RELATIONSHIP OF NUCLEAR POWER to manned lunar and interplanetary missions in space has been extensively discussed in the open literature during teh past few years. Whether the mode of operation utilizes a low-to-medium-thrust electric system boosted into orbit by chemical stages (references 1,2, and 3) or high-thrust rockets leavign from the surface of the earth (references 4, 5, and 6), the practicality of such missions is largely contingent upon the development of nuclear energy power plants in order to satisfy the requirements for high performance and economy of operation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 1
Pages: 21 - 34
Cite this article: Hallet, Raymon W., Jr.,, Tschirgi, Joseph M., "OCEAN LAUNCHING OF LUNAR AND INTERPLANETARY SPACE VEHICLES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 1962, pp. 21-34.
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