Tag Archives: Multi Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

DOE Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne for Two Space Mission Power Generators

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a contract to provide the Department of Energy with two units of thermoelectric generators designed for deep space missions. The company said Friday it will fabricate, deliver and test a couple of Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators that would support possible missions to explore Saturn's moon Titan and Neptune's largest moon Triton. 

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Ships Mars 2020 Rover Power Generator to DOE Lab

Aerojet Rocketdyne and its partner Teledyne have delivered an electric generator system that would help power NASA's Mars 2020 rover to an Energy Department facility. The Idaho National Laboratory will fuel, test and evaluate the flight readiness of the the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. MMRTG is designed to convert plutonium-238 heat …

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NASA to Fund Johns Hopkins Proposal to Use Quadcopters for Exploration Mission on Saturn’s Moon

NASA has selected a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory proposal as one of two finalists for the space agency’s New Frontiers program which aims to further solar system exploration efforts. Johns Hopkins said Thursday the proposed Dragonfly dual-quadcopter vehicle will look to evaluate the prebiotic organic chemistry as well …

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Teledyne Subsidiary to Transfer, Update NASA Spacecraft Power Materials; Robert Mehrabian Comments

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies has won a potential $17.6 program to help carry out a technology transfer and flight hardware upgrade program for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Teledyne Energy Systems will implement the Technology Maturation Program at JPL to turn skutterudite thermoelectric materials into flight-like components, the company said Tuesday. NASA and the company …

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