ERIC Number: ED059058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Spacecraft Power. America in Space: The First Decade.
Corliss, William R.
The various electric power sources suitable for use aboard spacecraft are described in this booklet. These power sources include batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, RTGs (radioisotope thermoelectric generator), and nuclear fission power plants. The introductory sections include a discussion of power requirements and the anatomy of a space power plant. Photographs, illustrations and diagrams are used throughout. (PR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Electric Batteries, Electrical Systems, Electricity, Instructional Materials, Radioisotopes, Secondary School Science, Solar Radiation, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.35)
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Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.