Nuclear Powered Space Missions - Past and Future by Regina Hagen 11/8/98
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6. Acronyms

The following acronyms were used in this article:

ACE Atomic Energy Commission (U.S.)
AECB Atomic Energy Control Board (Canada)
AFB Air Force Base
AMTEC Alkaline Metal Thermal to Electric Conversion
AO Announcement of Opportunity
AU Astronomical Unit (1 AU = distance between Sun and Earth)
Bq Becquerel
C Celsius
Ci Curie
DIPS Dynamic Isotope Power Systems
DoD Department of Defense (U.S.)
DoE Department of Energy (U.S.)
ESA European Space Agency
ESTEC European Space Research and Technology Centre
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
GAO General Accounting Office (U.S.)
GE General Electric
GPHS General Purpose Heat Source
HEU Highly Enriched Uranium
JGA Jupiter Gravity Assist
JSC Johnson Space Center (part of NASA)
K Kelvin
lbs pounds; 1 lb = 453,59 g
MSSS Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NPS Nuclear Powered Satellite
PFF Pluto Fast Flyby
Pu-238 plutonium-238
Radar Radio detecting and ranging
RHU Radioisotope Heater Unit
RORSAT Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite
RPS Radioisotope Power Source
RTG Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
SEP Solar Electric Propulsion
SNAP Space Nuclear Auxiliary Power
TFE Thermionic Fuel Element
TPV Thermo-Photovoltaic
U-235 uranium-235
U.S. United States (of America)
UNCOPUOS United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
USSR Union of Socialist Soviet Republics
VGNP Venus Geophysical Network Pathfinder
W, w Watt
WE Watts electric
VVEJGA Venus Venus Earth Jupiter Gravity Assist
VVJGA Venus Venus Jupiter Gravity Assist
VVVJGA Venus Venus Venus Jupiter Gravity Assist

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