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Mars / Europa INPPS Flagship: All right for UN NPS Principles

Jansen, Frank and Brandt, Tim and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Koroteev, Anatoly S. and Kuijper, Jim C. and Lehnert, Christopher and Reynders, Martin and Schanz, Lars and Schmidt-Tedd, Bernhard and Semenkin, Alexander V. and Solodukhin, Alexander E. (2019) Mars / Europa INPPS Flagship: All right for UN NPS Principles. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC (E3,IP,), x52050. IAC. IAC-19, 21. - 25. Okt. 2019, Washington DC, USA.

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The presentation gives an overview of the current plans for the INPPS (International Nuclear Power and Propulsion System) Flagship design as well as related scenarios for utilization and puts these efforts in context with related legal and political challenges. In the last years (2017/2018) significant technological progress has been achieved as the nuclear reactor, radiator and propulsion subsystems of INPPS Flagship have successfully passed partial ground testing. Thus, the next step towards the INPPS goal of efficient and effective transport missions to Mars / Phobos and Jupiter / Europa has been taken. Hence, it is important to consider wider aspects for the overall mission implementation phase. Mission components such as the nuclear reactor as the power source for the propulsion system will have to comply with the 1992 UN principles relevant to the use of nuclear power sources (NPS) in outer space as well as scepticism at a time of low appetite for nuclear energy before implementation. Therefore in addition to an update on current technical state of art, this paper will look into the political questions related to the mission design, requirements of associated safety regulations and economic aspects for INPPS Flagship commercialization and international communication. The paper will show that the rationales for pursuing the implementation of this flagship mission are derived from a technological push but also from wider strategic aspects that benefit a variety of stakeholders and serve multiple goals. The interactive presentation will include videos related to INPPS Flagship, international interviews for Mars exploration mission by NPS, description of UN principles of NPS as well as commercialization and international communication aspects.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134402/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:This paper is part of the interactive poster for INPPS flagship and UN NPS. The interactive poster is readable under ELIB 134403.
Title:Mars / Europa INPPS Flagship: All right for UN NPS Principles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jansen, FrankFrank.Jansen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grundmann, Jan ThimoDLR BremenUNSPECIFIED
Koroteev, Anatoly S.Keldysh Research Center MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Kuijper, Jim C.NUCLIC Schagen The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Lehnert, ChristopherDLR CologneUNSPECIFIED
Reynders, MartinDLR BonnUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt-Tedd, BernhardDLR BonnUNSPECIFIED
Semenkin, Alexander V.KeRC MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Solodukhin, Alexander E.KeRC MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:x52050
Series Name:32ndIAA
Keywords:1) UN Principles for NPS 2) EC DEMOCRITOS & MEGAHIT & DiPOP projects 3) INPPS Flagship: Human & Non-human High Power Space Transportation Hybrid Space Tug, 4) INPPS Flagship Commercialization and Communication Aspects
Event Title:IAC-19
Event Location:Washington DC, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21. - 25. Okt. 2019
Organizer:IAC IAF
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Explorationsstudien
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Controlling, Logistics
Deposited By: Jansen, Frank
Deposited On:11 Mar 2020 10:16
Last Modified:11 Mar 2020 10:16

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