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Jim from NSF.com
post Jun 5 2006, 08:54 PM
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Saw the MSL video, which was similar to the MER video. It was awesome. Will try to get a copy
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PhilHorzempa
post Aug 2 2006, 04:59 AM
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For those interested in MSL's RTG system, here is the link
to a great paper summarizing the design. It looks like
they have it figured it out, at least in the engineering world.
Perhaps, it is the world of politics, or the availability
of Plutonium, or both, that is holding back
a definite decision.

http://marstech.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/...-2005-01-28.pdf



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QUOTE (PhilHorzempa @ Aug 2 2006, 12:59 AM) *
For those interested in MSL's RTG system, here is the link
to a great paper summarizing the design.
http://marstech.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/...-2005-01-28.pdf
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The very interesting thing in this paper is that they state that thermal control will be maintained by pumping fluid heated from the RTG throughout the MSL.

Basically, MSL will be like a large car radiator! smile.gif This has to be a much simpler design than electrical heaters, but I worry about leaks that could happen (like my car's radiator ).
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- Jim from NSF.com   MSL Video   Jun 5 2006, 08:54 PM
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|- - Jim from NSF.com   QUOTE (PhilHorzempa @ Jul 31 2006, 11:43 ...   Aug 3 2006, 04:20 AM
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