Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

ESA to fund its own RTG studies?
post Feb 15 2010, 08:33 PM
Post #1

Senior Member

Group: Members
Posts: 1535
Joined: 3-August 06
From: 43 35' 53" N 1 26' 35" E
Member No.: 1004

according to Flight International UK could use plutonium in space nuclear power demonstration

I'm one of the most durable and fervent advocates of space exploration, but my take is that we could do it robotically at far less cost and far greater quantity and quality of results.

James Van Allen
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Start new topic
post Feb 7 2012, 04:09 AM
Post #2

Senior Member

Group: Members
Posts: 1276
Joined: 14-October 05
From: Seattle
Member No.: 530

Since we were talking nuclear isotopes in this thread, I have a question regarding this:

... they are basically kicking around ways to expose Mb-99 to a neutron source to create Tc-99.

Is this perhaps similar to how Pu-238 is created? By exposing Np-238 to a neutron source? Could strategic supplies of both isotopes be created in the same facility?
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic

Reply to this topicStart new topic


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 12th February 2016 - 07:48 AM
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.