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Project ORION

Project ORION

orbital debris removal using ground-based sensors and lasers

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala.], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adaptive optics.,
  • Atmospheric turbulence.,
  • Continuous wave lasers.,
  • Laser ablation.,
  • Space debris.,
  • Low earth orbits.,
  • Laser outputs.,
  • Pulse duration.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOrbital debris removal using ground-based sensors and lasers.
    StatementJ.W. Campbell.
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 108522.
    ContributionsGeorge C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15452232M


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They were to be propelled by nuclear explosions. The expanding plasma would impact a cushioned "pusher plate" at the rear of the spacecraft and push it forward. Mode I operation (chemical booster lofts Orion to 90 km, Orion then uses high acceleration to climb into LEO).

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The company, now a subsidiary of defense giant General Dynamics, was founded by Frederick de Hoffman to develop commercial nuclear reactors. The driving force behind Orion was Theodore Taylor, a veteran of the Los Alamos weapons programs.

Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship – by george Dyson. Ina small group of Scientists launched a secret US Government-sponsored attempt to build a 40,ton manned spaceship propelled by nuclear bombs. In his book "Behold a Pale Horse" published inradio talk show host Bill Cooper stated that the US Government was behind project Orion.

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The project brought together a 4/5(3). The Orion project was eventually shelved, largely due to it's use of nuclear bombs, but also partly due to NASA's reliance on chemical powered rockets, but it seems clear that with appropriate safeguards, nuclear powered spaceships, advanced descendants of Orion, will someday ply the spaceways between the stars/5(27).

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The object of Project Orion was to build a spaceship powered by atomic bombs. The idea for this method of transportation, later known as a nuclear pulse propulsion, started with Stanislaw Ulam.

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His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life. This book is the story of Project Orion.

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Project Orion asks you to imagine a world where Apollo was consigned to history’s trash can before it left the drawing board.

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The project brought together a cadre of brilliant physicists, the first such assemblage since the Manhattan Project of fifteen years earlier.4/5(3). The new American president is still trying to comprehend the true reason for launching Project Orion, the so called strategic defense shield. At about the same time TV hostess of PBS's award winning Science Horizon Angela Browning receives a strange package containing pictures of archeological ruins on Mars sent by the lost Mars Observer probe that 5/5(5).

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