Solar-electrochemical power system for a Mars mission
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Electric power supplies.,
  • Gallium arsenides.,
  • Germanium.,
  • Hydrogen oxygen fuel cells.,
  • Mission planning.,
  • Sodium sulfur batteries.,
  • Solar arrays.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSolar electrochemical power system for a Mars mission
StatementColleen A. Withrow and Nelson Morales.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 106606
ContributionsMorales, Nelson., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17114816M

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