Tags: NUCLEAR reactors
- Soviets reveal testing in space of thermionic nuclear reactor. Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/16/89, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p30
Reports the Soviet Union recently revealed it has twice tested a new nuclear reactor, called Topaz, in space, and offered to sell it to the US. Topaz's flight tests highlight Soviet superiority in operational use of space nuclear power. The Topaz reactors were tested in 1987-88 using...
- Scientists call for policy on space nuclear reactors. O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/89, 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.
- North Korea's plutonium puzzle. Albright, David; Hibbs, Mark // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1992, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p36
Contends that if it proceeds with its current reactor-building plans and finishes a reprocessing plant at Yongbyon, North Korea could, by the late 1990s, be separating over 200 kilograms of plutonium a year. North Korean leaders pulling back from the 1991 agreement with South Korea for...
- Long-lived reactors. // New Scientist;1/11/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1803, p16
Reports that British Nuclear Fuels will ask the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate for permission to keep eight Magnox reactors running for up to 50 years, although they were designed for just 35. Location of reactors; Oldest reactor switched on in 1953; Recently equipped with new safety circuits.
- Korea signs up. // New Scientist;1/11/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1803, p16
Reports that North Korea reinforced its membership of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by pledging to sign an agreement allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its nuclear facilities. By the end of this month North Korea will have signed a `Safeguards Agreement' that will...
- Seven days of deep thought finds faults in reactors. Milne, R. // New Scientist;1/18/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1804, p23
Reports that British nuclear researchers needed seven days of processing time on one of the world's most powerful computers to simulate the process of metal embrittlement, a crucial safety factor which limits the life of all nuclear power stations equipped with steel reactor pressure vessels...
- Nuclear stores planned. // New Scientist;2/15/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1808, p16
Reveals that Scottish Nuclear, one of Britain's two nuclear generators, plans to commission the first of two spent fuel dry stores by 1995. Plans to store irradiated fuel in special concrete vaults; Capital cost of the first phase of the plan; Amount of spent fuel involved.
- Japan's reactor plan fuels world concerns. Crossley, M. // New Scientist;2/22/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1809, p12
Reports that the Japanese government has ignored growing international concern over its nuclear program by stepping up efforts to develop a commercial fast-breeder reactor. Its first fast-breeder, the Monju prototype reactor, is due to start up next year; Why the breeder program is...
- Task force ready to check Russia's nuclear reactors. Milne, R. // New Scientist;4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p9
Reports that safety experts will discuss what to do with Russia's RBMK nuclear reactors. Gathering at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) comes two weeks after reactors at Sosnovy Bor released small cloud of radioactive gas; Fears of another Chernobyl disaster; Since Chernobyl, RBMKs in...