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Vortex containment for the gaseous-fission rocket

Kerrebrock, Jack L. and Meghreblian, Robert V. (1961) Vortex containment for the gaseous-fission rocket. Journal of the Aerospace Sciences, 28 (9). pp. 710-724. ISSN 0001-4966.

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The nuclear rocket is potentially capable of much higher specific impulse than any chemically fueled rocket, because of the high energy content per unit mass of the fissionable material. While a part of this potential can be realized by use of a low molecular weight propellant heated by solid fuel plates, it seems clear that the full potential can be realized only if the fissionable material can be retained in gaseous form, and its fission energy transferred directly to the propellant.

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Additional Information:© 1961, by the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences. Received May 20, 1960. This paper is based largely upon the analysis and results of reference 1, which was declassified December 21, 1959.
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
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Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:Vortex Containment for the Gaseous-Fission Rocket pages 710-724 Jack L. Kerrebrock Journal of the Aerospace Sciences (1936-9999) 1961 vol. 28 no. 9
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