Remote Sensing of AstrofuelTM
A direct, high-resolution measurement from lunar orbit of the location of high concentrations of 3He in the lunar regolith is needed for the initiation...

Inter-stellar Propulsion: The Need for Speed
Interstellar travel is certainly one of mankind's next step to reach for the stars. Four ideas for interstellar propulsion are discussed in this paper: the Orion Project, Deep Space Ramjets,...

Nuclear Propulsion: Safety Measures and Concerns
Since nuclear fission was discovered, many potential uses for it have been found. One such application of fission is nuclear propulsion systems in space ships; however, the elements resulting...

A Discussion of Nuclear Propulsion in Space Travel
Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) is gaining popularity as a safe alternative to conventional propulsion. Such alternatives are desirable to meet the goals of lunar colonization and manned...

Construction of a Lunar Base
The United States' space program has the capabilities to build a lunar base, but must build an infrastructure which allows the easy transportation of the construction materials. Once this...

The Levitation of Lunar Dust Via Electrostatic Forces
Apollo and Surveyor photographs revealed an unexpected lunar phenomenon that has come to be known as the 'horizon glow'. During lunar sunrise and sunset, a line of light was visible above...

Engineering Implications of Levitating Lunar Dust
In this paper an attempt is made to provide a physical understanding of these various phenomena and their long-term effects on the lunar environment. This understanding is then applied...

Lunar Base Construction Using the Reinforce Earth Method with Geotextile
This paper focuses on the construction of layered embankments using regolith and filmy materials (called geotextiles) with a robot machine before setting up of the cylindrical module on...

Construction of Large Lunar Structures by Fusion Welding of Sintered Regolith
Regardless of material used, construction of large lunar structures using indigenous resources is likely to requires joining of simple blocks or pieces. Fusion welding using an optical...

Optical Waveguide Solar Energy System for Lunar Material Processing
This paper summarizes a study of the optical waveguide (OW) solar energy system for lunar material processing. In the OW solar energy system, solar radiation is collected by the concentrator...

Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors on Mars
A fiber optic chemical sensing instrument is described that will measure the reactivity of the martian soil and atmosphere. The self-contained instrument monitors reflectivity changes...

The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LUTE)
The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LITE) is a feasible scientific payload which could initiate a unique ultraviolet (UV) sky survey from the lunar surface prior to our manned...

Automated Post Irradiation Handling of Spent Nuclear Fuel In PNC's FMF-2 Facility Test Hot Cell

Monitored Retrievable Storage/Multi-Purpose Canister Analysis: Simulation and Economics of Automation

Thermal Qualification Testing of Efficient Neutron Shield Materials

Heat Transfer Effects in Vertically Emplaced High Level Nuclear Waste Container

Shielding Analysis for the Conceptual Design of the MPC Transportation Cask

Radiation Effects from Uranium Ore Bodies

Multi-Purpose Canister At-Reactor and Monitored Retrieval Storage

Avoiding Dual Regulation of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

 

 

 

 

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