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Radiation energy conversion in space

technical papers prepared for the third NASA Conference on Radiation Energy Conversion at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, January 26-28, 1978

by NASA Conference on Radiation Energy Conversion Ames Research Center 1978.

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Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Satellite solar power stations -- Congresses.,
  • Lasers -- Congresses.,
  • Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Kenneth W. Billman.
    SeriesProgress in astronautics and aeronautics ;, v. 61
    ContributionsBillman, Kenneth W., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL507 .P75 vol. 61, TK1056 .P75 vol. 61
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 670 p. :
    Number of Pages670
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4721458M
    ISBN 100915928264
    LC Control Number78008566

    Risk of Radiation Carcinogenesis Space radiation is comprised of high-energy protons and high-charge (Z) and -energy (E) nuclei (HZE) whose ionization patterns in molecules, cells, and tissues, and the resulting initial biological insults, are distinct fromFile Size: KB.   Gamma-rays: Gamma rays (usually designated by the Greek letter γ) are a form of electromagnetic radiation. They represent the highest energy forms of light in the rays occur from a variety of processes, ranging from activity inside nuclear reactors to stellar explosions called supernovae and highly energetic events known as gamma-ray bursters.

    Radiation from Planets and Stars Wien's law is a powerful physical principle that can be applied across the universe. Every object in space — every star, every planet — has a temperature that defines the peak wavelength of its thermal radiation.   Solar Energy Conversion II presents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Solar Energy Utilization, held in Ontario, Canada on August , This book provides information on the utilization of solar energy and on the difficulties encountered in its Edition: 1.

    However, the total energy of the Earth orbiting the Sun (kinetic energy + gravitational potential energy) is about × 10 36 joules of which only watts (joules per second) is lost through gravitational radiation, leading to a decay in the orbit by about 1 × 10 − 15 meters per day or roughly the diameter of a . Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center Energy Conversion Concerned with the transformation of energy from sources such as fossil fuel and radiation from Sun into conveniently used forms such as electrical energy, propulsive energy, heating and cooling. Forms of energy: Kinetic, potential, thermal, chemical, electromagnetic Size: 2MB.


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