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- Scientists call for policy on space nuclear reactors. O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p23
Report that the disclosure of Soviet orbital reactor testing has resulted in controversy among scientists and led to their call for a ban on Earth-orbiting reactors. The scientists say the Soviet's Topaz reactors hampered the functioning of US and Japanese satellites.
- NASA to modify GRO satellite operations to cut interference from Soviet reactors. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/15/89, Vol. 130 Issue 20, p52
Reports that NASA will modify spacecraft operations on a day-to-day basis at its Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) to minimize instrument disruptions caused by orbiting Soviet nuclear reactors. The reactors present a nuisance but will not substantially affect GRO operations. GRO use; Soviet disruptions.
- Conversion to gas-fired CC breathes life into nuclear unit. // Power;Mar/Apr97, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p59
Provides information on the Fort St. Vrain Repowering Project in Platteville, Colorado. Conception of the 330 mega-watt reactor; Phased construction; Technology selection; Updating of controls.
- Nuclear power principles adopted. // United Nations Chronicle;Mar93, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p99
Announces the United Nations General Assembly adopted on December 14, 1992, a Set of Principles relevant to the use of nuclear power sources in outer space. The principles had been recommended to the assembly by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space after more than 13 years of...
- The lasting Soviet nuclear menace. Schorr, Jonathan // Washington Monthly;Dec93, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p16
Discusses the danger from the nuclear reactors in the former Soviet Union. American whitewash of the nuclear danger; Security problem at Chernobyl; Cases of explosions and radioactive leaks; Fundamental flaws in planning; Inadequacy of safety equipment; Operators as safety concern; Reasons for...
- Beijing to buy two Candu reactors. // Modern Power Systems;Dec94, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p3
Reports that China will buy two 685 MW Candu-6 pressurized heavy water reactors under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Canadian prime minister on a recent visit to Beijing. Proposed site of the two reactors.
- UAE submits plans for nuclear plants. // Modern Power Systems;Jan2011, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p8
The article reports on the construction licence applications that has been filed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for two reactors with the nuclear regulator.
- An end to a fast prototype. // New Scientist;8/15/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1834, p3
Discusses what went wrong in the development and use of fast reactors. The demanding technology of fast reactors; The question over the use of highly reactive sodium as the coolant; Problems surrounding their use of plutonium.
- Untitled. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/21/1994, Vol. 140 Issue 12, p21
Reports on Russia's phaseout operations at three nuclear reactors that produce weapons-grade plutonium. Construction of alternative energy sources; Terms of agreement with the United States; Inspection by technicians of nuclear storage sites.
- NASA prepares for protests over nuclear system launch on shuttle in October. Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/26/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 26, p83
Discusses the planned October launch of the space shuttle carrying the Galileo/Jupiter satellite and its nuclear-fueled power source. The mission is the first US launch of a nuclear power system in 12 years and NASA is preparing to deal with antinuclear protests, including a fundraising...