View Full Version : JPL's new Project Prometheus site
2005-Apr-26, 01:45 AM
2005-Apr-26, 01:48 AM
I would also like to say, this suggests that JIMO is in fact, not dead (or being revived)
2005-Apr-26, 02:04 AM
From the website:
“The efforts of Prometheus Nuclear Systems and Technology will concentrate on two sources of nuclear energy: radioisotope power systems (RPS) that produce electrical power through the heat generated from the natural decay of a radioactive isotope, and nuclear reactors that produce electrical power through the splitting of the atom, known as nuclear fission.”
How are they going to power a spacecraft by electricity?
2005-Apr-26, 02:10 AM
Its equipped with ion engines - engines that require electrical power to operate.
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