Project

Space Power Technology Development

 Mars Science Laboratory on Mars showing the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

DOE is responsible for the use of Special Nuclear Materials for space power applications and the design, fabrication, testing, and fueling of nuclear power systems.

The Advanced Reactor Systems and Safety Group provides technical and management support to a variety of projects under the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and in cooperation with NASA including the production of a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for the upcoming Mars 2020 Mission and Nuclear Thermal Propulsion system development. Benefit Supports important national programs that maintain critical capability and infrastructure.

Benefit

Supports important national programs that maintain critical capability and infrastructure.

Sponsor

US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)

Principal Investigator

A L Qualls

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