Nuclear Powered Space Missions - Past and Future by Regina Hagen 11/8/98
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7. Literature List

The URLs listed below were all verified to function correctly on August 10, 1998. The dates are either stated in the corresponding document or reflect the "last updated/reviewed" comment on the web page.

Aerospace Power Systems Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
"Space Nuclear Power: Key to Outer Solar System Exploration"
March 1995; http://www.aiaa.org/policy/papers/space-nuclear.html
[AIAA]
Analytical Graphics
"The MARS96 Incident. An AGI News Brief"
no date; http://stk.com/mars96/mars96.html
[ANALYTICAL]
Anderson,Mark/Springfield Advocate
"Rocket’s Dread Glare"
Sept. or Oct. 1997; http://www.springfieldadvocate.com/articles/rocket.html
[ANDERSON]
Bein, Michael
"Star Wars & Reactors in Space: A Canadian View"
1986; http://www.afn.org/~fcpj/space/art/canadapl.htm
[BEIN]
Center for Biological Monitoring
"RADNET: Information about source points of anthropogenic radioactivity - A Freedom of Nuclear Information Resource"
1997; http://p3.acadia.net/cbm/Rad.html
esp. Chapter 11. Anthropogenic Radioactivity: Major Plume Source Points
Section 11.10 Nuclear Powered Satellite Accidents
[CENTER]
European Space Agency, Public Relations Division
"New solar cells with record efficiency"
Press Information Note No. 07-94, April 19, 1994 (hardcopy)43
[ESA/a]
European Space Agency
"Taking Europe To The Moon"
Press Release Nr. 09-98, March 5, 1998; http://www.esa.int/Press/98/press09.html
[ESA/b]
European Space Research and Technology Centre/European Space Agency
"EuroMoon2000 - A Plan for a European Lunar South Pole Expedition"
no date; http://www.estec.esa.nl/euromoon/public/brochure/pag4a.htm
[ESTEC/a]
European Space Research and Technology Centre/European Space Agency
"Spacecraft Power for Ulysses"
no date; http://helio.estec.esa.nl/ulysses/RTG.HTML
[ESTEC/b]
European Space Research and Technology Centre/European Space Agency
"The International Rosetta Mission"
31 March 1998; http://www.estec.esa.nl/spdwww/rosetta/html/main.html
[ESTEC/c]
Federation of American Scientists
"RORSAT"
1997; http://www.fas.org/spp/guide/russia/military/sigint/rorsat.htm
[FAS]
Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice
"Upcoming Plutonium Launches"
no date; http://www.afn.org/~fcpj/space/upcoming.htm
[FCPJ]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS B"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbusB.html
[FSU/a]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS III"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbus3.html
[FSU/b]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS IV"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbus4.html
[FSU/c]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS V"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbus5.html
[FSU/d]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS VI"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbus6.html
[FSU/e]
Florida State University, Department of Meteorology
"Weather Satellites: NIMBUS VII"
no date; http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/Guide/Nimbus_Html/nimbus7.html
[FSU/f]
Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Technische Universität Berlin
(Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Technical University of Berlin)

"Object class: Mission; Category: Rorsat"
no date; http://vulcain.fb12.tu-berlin.de/AIM/FileCache/Mission_Ro.html
[ILR]
Institute of Physics & Power Engineering (Russia)
"High-Temperature Nuclear Reactors for Space Applications"
1997; http://www.ippe.rssi.ru/activity/space.html
[IPPE]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Advanced Solar Arrays and Solar Reflectors"
no date; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/roadmap/site/tech/a/solar_arrays.html
[JPL/a]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Astrophysical Analogs in the Solar System
Mission: Neptune Orbiter With Triton Flybys"
Sept. 27, 1996; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/roadmap/site/nasa/astroanalogs/astro09.html
[JPL/b]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Cassini RTG Information"
Dec. 1997; http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/rtg/rtginfo.htm
[JPL/c]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"JPL Solar Probe Breckenridge Report"
no date; http://solarprobe2.jpl.nasa.gov/solarprobe/SPBR.html
[JPL/d]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA Facts: Future Missions"
(May 1998); http://www-b.jpl.nasa.gov/facts/future
[JPL/e]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA FACTS: Future NASA Spacecraft: Solar Arrays, Batteries, and Radioisotope Power and Heating Systems"
April 1998; http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/rtg.future/index.html
[JPL/f]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA Roadmap Missions: Europa Lander Network"
[sic! the title of this page says "Europa Ocean Observer" but talks about the Lander]
no date; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/roadmap/site/missions/B/europa_lander_network.html
[JPL/g]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA Roadmap Missions: Europa Ocean Observer"
no date; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/roadmap/site/missions/B/europa_ocean_observer.html
[JPL/h]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NASA Roadmap Missions: Io Volcanic Observer"
no date; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/roadmap/site/missions/C/io_volcanic_observer.html
[JPL/i]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Pluto-Kuiper Express Trajectories"
Nov, 6, 1997; http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pluto/trajectory.htm
[JPL/k]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Solar Probe Executive Summary"
no date; http://solarprobe2.jpl.nasa.gov/solarprobe/SPBR_Page3.html
[JPL/l]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Solar Probe Mission Profile"
no date; http://solarprobe2.jpl.nasa.gov/solarprobe/SPBR_Page12.html
[JPL/m]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"The JPL/NASA Solar Probe Mission"
October 30, 1997; http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ice_fire/sppaper1.htm
[JPL/n]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Third IAAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions: Abstracts
Getting Back To Io"
no date; http://techinfo.jpl.nasa.gov/www/iaa98con/085.html
[JPL/o]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Third IAAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions: Abstracts
Neptune Orbiter"
no date; http://techinfo.jpl.nasa.gov/www/iaa98con/060.html
[JPL/p]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Third IAAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions: Abstracts
Rosetta Lander – In Situ Characterization of Comet Nucleus"
no date; http://techinfo.jpl.nasa.gov/www/iaa98con/062.html
[JPL/q]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Third IAAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions: Abstracts
Technology Needs of Future Planetary Missions"
no date; http://techinfo.jpl.nasa.gov/www/iaa98con/017.html
[JPL/r]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/National Aeronautics and Space Administration; California Institute of Technology
"Pluto Express Sciencecraft Sytem Design"
no date; http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ice_fire/iaal0603.pdf
[JPL/CIT]
John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory/Space Department
"CONTOUR - COmet Nucleus TOUR: A Mission to Study the Diversity of Comet Nuclei"
April 1997;http://sd-www.jhuapl.edu/Contour/
[JHUAPL]
Johnson Space Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Interagency Report on Orbital Debris 1995
Appendix: History of On-Orbit Fragmentations"
1995; http://www-sn.jsc.nasa.gov/Debris/appendix.html
[JSC/a]
Johnson Space Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Orbital Debris Quarterly News.
Naval Space Operations Center Finds New Evidence of Debris Separations from Three Spacecraft"
Oct - Dec, 1997; Vol. 2, Issue 4; http://sn-callisto.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletter/v2i4/v2i4.html
[JSC/b]
Kessler, Don
Johnson Space Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Orbital Debris Quarterly News Volume 2, Issue 2/April - June 1997
"The Search for a Previously Unknown Source of Orbital Debris: The Possibility of a Coolant Leak in Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellites (JSC-27727)
1997; http://sn-callisto.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletter/v2i2/v2i2.html
[KESSLER]
Kurchatov Institute (Russia)
"Small-Sized Space Nuclear Power System"
no date; http://kiae.polyn.kiae.su/eng/t6.html
[KURCHATOV]
Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.
"Venus Geophysical Lander Discovery Concepts"
1996; http://barsoom.msss.com/http/new_directories/venus/vgnp/vgnp.txt.html
This page was accessible on July 8, in August 1998 it said "Access forbidden"
[MALIN/a]
Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.
"VGNP Cover Photo Caption"
no date; http://barsoom.msss.com/venus/vgnp/covcap.html
This page was accessible on July 8, in August 1998 it said "Access forbidden"
[MALIN/b]
Mark Wade
"ENCYCLOPEDIA ASTRONAUTICA"
May 2, 1998; http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~mwade/project/quiacsat.htm
[MARKWADE]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Announcement of Opportunity – Discovery Program" (AO-96-OSS-02)
Sept. 20, 1996; http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/solar_system/Solar/discover.asc
[NASA/a]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Project Galileo"
1985; (hardcopy)
[NASA/b]
National Aeronatuics and Space Administration/Solar System Exploration Division, Office of Space Science
"Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cassini Mission"
June 1995; hardcopy; in PDF format also available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/rtg/rtgrhu.htm
[NASA/c]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Galileo Frequently Asked Questions"
no date; http://galileo.ivv.nasa.gov/newfaq.html
[NASA/d]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Information on potential future NASA space science missions which may be powered with Radioisotope Power Sources (RTGs or RHUs)"
Fact Sheet dated August 1997 in e-mail from Don Savage (NASA headquarters) from September 11, 1997
[NASA/e]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Interstellar Probe"
no date; http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/SEC/secr/missions/ISP.html
[NASA/f]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Interstellar Probe"
no date; http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/SEC/secr/missions/ISP2.html
[NASA/g]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Pioneer 10"
Dec. 1, 1997; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/text/pioneer_10-11_status_971201.txt
[NASA/h]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Solar System Exploration Subcommittee: Findings of the Strategic Planning Workshop"
May 5, 1997; http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/ssematerial/sses_strategies/index.html
[NASA/i]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Voyager Project Information"
no date; http://ndadsb.gsfc.nasa.gov/anon_dir/coho/voyager_1/voyager_1.nmc
[NASA/k]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Voyager Project Information"
March 11, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/voyager.html
[NASA/l]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display: Spacecraft - Luna 17"
March 20, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/tmp/70-095A.html
[NSSDC/a]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display Spacecraft - Luna 21"
April 16, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/tmp/73-001A.html

[NSSDC/b]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display Spacecraft - Pioneer 10"
NSSDC ID: 72-012A
March 4, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/database/www-nmc?72-012A
[NSSDC/c]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display Spacecraft - Pioneer 11"
NSSDC ID: 73-019A
Jan. 29, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/database/www-nmc?73-019A
[NSSDC/d]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display Spacecraft - Viking 1 Lander"
NSSDC ID: 75-075C
July 22, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/database/www-nmc?75-075C
[NSSDC/e]
National Space Science Data Center and Goddard Space Flight Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"NSSDC Master Catalog Display Spacecraft - Viking 2 Lander"
NSSDC ID: 75-083C
July 22, 1998; http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/database/www-nmc?75-083C
[NSSDC/f]
Nilsen, Thomas and Bøhmer, Nils
"Bellona Report no. 1:1994"
Chapter 8.6: Rocket launching-range Plesetsk"
1994; http://www.bellona.no/e/russia/murmark/murmark8.htm
[NILSEN]
"THE ORBITAL REPORT ON-LINE"
Space Executive's Weekly News Digest
Vol. 1 - No. 16, October 23, 1997; http://www.orbireport.com/OReOL1.16.html
[ORBITAL]
Office of Space Science/National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Charting the Universe. Strategy. The Program: 2005 and Beyond"
1997; http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/strategy/1997/2b3.htm
[OSS]
Proposition One
"Reckless Endagerment"
1997; http://www.prop1.org/2000/accident/reckless.htm
[PROP1]
Rossi, A.; Pardini, C.; Anselmo, L.; Cordelli, A.; Farinella, P.
CNUCE/CNR, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, and Dipartimento di Matematica/Università di Pisa; Pisa, Italia
"Effects of the RORSAT NaK Drops on the Long Term Evolution of the Space Debris Population"
1997; http://apollo.cnuce.cnr.it/˜rossi/publications/iaf97/iaf97_html.html
[ROSSI]
TRW Space & Electronics Group
"TRW Space Log 1996, Volume 32"
July 1997; Hardcopy
One Space Park, Mail Station E2/3014; Redondo Beach, CA 90278, USA
Ordering on company or organization letterhead required.
[TRW]
U.S. Air Force
"Air Force News Service: Topaz II for peace"
June 30, 1995; http://www.af.mil/news/features/features95/f_950630-087_95jun30.html
[USAF]
U.S. Department of Energy
"Nuclear Energy: Space Nuclear Power Systems"
no date (1997); http://www.ne.doe.gov/programs/space/rtgs.stm
and http://www.ne.doe.gov/programs/space/space1.stm
[USDOE/a]
U.S. Department of Energy
"Oral Histories: Biochemist John Randolph Totter, Ph.D.: Footnotes"
no date; http://www.ohre.doe.gov/roadmap/histories/0481/footnote.html
[USDOE/b]
U.S. Department of Energy ???
"Plutonium-238 Requirements (kg)"
no date (probably 1992 or earlier); hardcopy
[USDOE/c]
U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
"Nuclear Power in Space"
no date (1996 or 1997); http://www.ne.doe.gov/programs/space/npspace.pdf
[USDOE/d]
U.S. Department of Energy
"Statement of Terry R. Lash, Director, Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development"
March 11, 1998; http://www.ne.doe.gov/org/testimony/fy1999.htm
[USDOE/e]
U.S. General Accounting Office
Report to the Honorable Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senate
"Space Exploration. Power Sources for Deep Space Probes"
May 1998; hardcopy
[USGAO]
United Nations
"General Assembly Resolutions and International Treaties Pertaining to the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space"
http://www.un.or.at/OOSA_Kiosk/treat/treat.html
[UN]
unknown
"Pluto Express Information"
no date; http://ispec.scibernet.com/student-pages/oort/pluto_express.html
[UNKNOWN]
Zimmer, Harro
"Der rote Orbit. Glanz und Elend der russischen Raumfahrt"
1996; Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart
[ZIMMER]

A selection of Karl Grossman’s publications on space issues:

"The Wrong Stuff. The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet"
1997, Common Courage Press, ISBN 1-56751-125-2 (copies available through: The Global Network)

"Nukes in Space. The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens"
Video (copies available through: The Global Network)

"Nukes in Space II. Unacceptable Risks"
Video (copies available through: The Global Network)

"Nuclear Space Missions Break Down Political Barriers"
Just Peace, Fall, 1993 (Issue #28)

"Risking the World. Nuclear Proliferation in Space"
Covert Action Quarterly, issue no. 57, Summer 1996
http://caq.com/CAQ57.risk.html

"Nuclear menace in outer space"
The Baltimore Sun, August 12, 1996

"Space Probe Explodes, Plutonium Missing"
Covert Action Qurterly, issue no. 60, Spring 1997
http://caq.com/caq60/CAQ60space.html


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