Thread: TL9 Spaceships
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #17
johndallman
 
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Default Re: TL9 Spaceships

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Originally Posted by Ulzgoroth View Post
Aren't space-based RTGs quite common?
There have been sizable protests about them. NASA's latest Jupiter mission, Juno, does not use them. Reasons for this include improved solar panels, spacecraft electronics that use a lot less power (flash drives vs. tape recorders), the problem that nobody's making Pu-238 any more ... and the protests.
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