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1Title:  Project Prometheus final report Add
 Summary:  This report describes Project Prometheus, the goal of which was "to develop a Deep Space Vehicle (DSV) for outer solar system robotic exploration missions that would combine a safe, reliable, Space Nuclear Reactor with electric propulsion." Naval Reactors was designated by the Department of Energy as the lead agency for the development of civilian space reactor systems and served as a NASA partner in this project. Project Prometheus was cancelled in 2005. 
 Source:  http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38185 
 Date:   2005 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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2Title:  FY 2006 Naval Reactors budget request Add
 Summary:  The fiscal year 2006 budget request for Naval Reactors. Beyond the primary goal of plant safety, the request describes NR's strategic efforts "to increase core energy, to achieve life-of-the-ship cores, and to eliminate the need to refuel nuclear powered ships" (557). These development efforts included the reactor plant design for the CVN 21 class (the A1B reactor) and the Transformational Technology Core (TTC) for Virginia-class fast attack submarines. One motive behind TTC described in the request was "the need to transition from 97 to 93 percent enriched Uranium fuel. This transition is necessitated by the shutdown of the high enrichment plant and the decision to use Uranium recovered from retired nuclear weapons as starter material for naval nuclear reactors" (558). The "Reactor Technology and Analysis" section provides more in-depth coverage of NR's TTC work. 
 Source:  http://www.mbe.doe.gov/budget/06budget/Content/Programs/Vol_1_NNSA_3.pdf 
 Date:   2005 
 Subject(s):  Budgetary information | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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3Title:  Reactor safety planning for the Prometheus Project, For NR information Add
 Summary:  This letter, submitted to Naval Reactors by its two primary contractor laboratories (Knolls and Bettis) describes "the initial safety plan for Prometheus project reactor safety work" (1). The expected areas of support include cold physics experiments to support the Prometheus reactor design and operational testing. By this point in the project timeline, the Direct Gas Brayton Reactor system had been selected by the Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT), which commenced early stage design work. But by September, Project Prometheus itself was cancelled and the formal partnership between NASA and Naval Reactors on the project came to an end. 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge 
 Date:  06 May 2005 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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4Title:  Request for Naval Reactors comment on Project Prometheus Add
 Summary:  A formal request, from the Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) to Naval Reactors requesting comment on the reactor safety requirements for NASA's Project Prometheus. Project Prometheus was created in 2003 to design reactors for long-duration space missions. The NRPCT, requesting the review, included engineers from Lockeed Martin, the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (the latter two being long-time contractors for Naval Reactors). The letter describes the team's primary goal: "Consistent with Naval Reactors program philosophy...no undue risk to the health and safety of workers, the public, or adverse effects to the environment should result from activities associated with the nuclear reactor of the Prometheus project." 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=883434 
 Date:  28 April 2005 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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