National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Fission Surface Power (FSP) Press Release Issued


NASA GRC issued a press release entitled “NASA/DOE Team Moving Forward on Fission Surface Power Technology.” The press release describes three recent accomplishments by the FSP project including a large composite radiator panel test at GRC, a 2 kW liquid-metal heated Stirling convertor test at MSFC, and a Stirling alternator gamma irradiation test at Sandia National Laboratory. All tests were highly successful and are providing important information toward the demonstration of FSP technology for future human exploration missions to the moon and Mars.