Creating an Infrastructure for Space Exploitation: Space Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste


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by Jonathan Coopersmith, Associate Professor; Dept. of History, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Space 2000:

Abstract: This paper proposes creating a new launch infrastructure to dispose of high-level nuclear waste in space. Space disposal will guarantee large payloads for decades, creating a market for launch systems that will provide inexpensive access to space.

Subject Headings: Waste disposal | Infrastructure | Radioactive wastes | Payloads | Public participation |

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