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Democritos: preparing demonstrators for high power nuclear electric space propulsion

Masson, Frederic and Ruault, Jean-Marc and Worms, Jean-Claude and Detsis, Emmanouil and Beaurain, André and Lassoudiere, Francois and Gaia, Enrico and Tosi, Maria -Christina and Jansen, Frank and Bauer, Waldemar and Semenkin, Alexander and Tinsley, Tim and Hodgson, Zara (2015) Democritos: preparing demonstrators for high power nuclear electric space propulsion. Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space, 23. - 26. Februar 2015, Albuquerque, USA.

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Abstract

The Democritos project aims at preparing demonstrators for a megawatt class nuclearelectric space propulsion. It is funded by Horizon 2020, the R&T program of the European Community. It is a new European and Russian project, including as partners: Nuclear National Laboratory (U.K.), DLR (Germany), The Keldysh Research Center (Russia), Thales Alenia Space Italia (Italy), Snecma (France), ESF (France) and CNES (France). IEAV (Brazil) will join as an observer. Democritos is the follow-up of the Megahit project (www.megahit-eu.org). During Megahit project, a reference architecture was established for 1MWe nuclear electric propulsion INPPS (International Nuclear Propulsion and Power System) , and a roadmap was proposed to have a spacecraft available by the early 30's. The main aim of Democritos is to start implementing the Megahit roadmaps by preparing demonstrators for some of the necessary technologies. Democritos features a technical part, with preliminary design of the demonstrators and their test benches. It features also a programmatic part, which will deal with financial and organizational aspects of such an endeavour: the ambition of the project is to initiate or join international cooperations, as broad as possible, which will lead to the implementation of the demonstrators.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103067/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Democritos: preparing demonstrators for high power nuclear electric space propulsion
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Masson, FredericCNESUNSPECIFIED
Ruault, Jean-MarcCNESUNSPECIFIED
Worms, Jean-ClaudeESFUNSPECIFIED
Detsis, EmmanouilESFUNSPECIFIED
Beaurain, AndréSnecmaUNSPECIFIED
Lassoudiere, FrancoisSnecmaUNSPECIFIED
Gaia, EnricoTAS-IUNSPECIFIED
Tosi, Maria -ChristinaTAS-IUNSPECIFIED
Jansen, FrankDLRUNSPECIFIED
Bauer, WaldemarDLRUNSPECIFIED
Semenkin, AlexanderKeRCUNSPECIFIED
Tinsley, TimNNLUNSPECIFIED
Hodgson, ZaraNNLUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:nukleare elektrische Antriebe, DEMOCRITOS, MEGAHIT
Event Title:Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space
Event Location:Albuquerque, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23. - 26. Februar 2015
Organizer:Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Controlling, Logistics
Deposited By: Jansen, Frank
Deposited On:12 Feb 2016 12:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:00

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