1964-01-01

The Integration of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Systems and Spacecraft 640310

A discussion of the unique problems associated with the integration of radioisotope thermoelectric systems and various types of satellites is presented. The effect of the device upon spacecraft thermal balance, mechanical integrity and configuration, mission interference, and electrical compatibility are explored. Aerospace safety and its dominant role in the practicable use of the device are considered.

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