This category archives documents relating to advanced propulsion systems and related information on Deep Space travel.
- Design and Stress Analysis of Extraterrestrial Electric Rocket Engines [670 Pages, 29.67MB] - Given are general data on the design of electric rocket engines calculation of their strength and vibrations, evaluation of their reliability. Considerable attention is given to power generators of cosmic engine installations. Analyzed are structural diagrams of nuclear reactors, isotopic power supply sources, solar concentrators and chemical fuel elements. Given are methods for calculation of strength of various generator parts; housings, casings, and walls, perforated plates under load. Discussed is the calculation of temperature stresses in heat-releasing reactor elements.