The safe use of nuclear power systems in outer space: Current safety standards and a suggested framework for the future

White, Michael D.; Stenger, Daniel F.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p1347
Academic Journal
The use of nuclear power sources in outer space is recognized as being particularly suited and essential to some missions. A risk-informed approach to regulating the use of nuclear power sources in space should be followed to avoid unnecessary impediments to their use. Safety requirements should be based upon realistic estimates of expected risk reduction. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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