1964-01-01

A Vehicle Integrated Power System for a Manned Orbiting Space Vehicle 640309

The problems associated with the integration of a space power system into an orbiting manned space vehicle are reviewed in this paper. Various candidate power systems are discussed with a description of their physical and performance characteristics. Candidate systems considered are limited to these showing promise for availability in the 1965–1970 time period.
A discussion of vehicle and mission requirements is presented to show the effect of the mission upon the selection of a power system. These requirements include mission duration, orbit characteristics, subsystem requirements, and power profile.

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