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This NASA webpage discusses radioisotope power systems in past, present, and future space missions. It also discusses some of the successes that the radioisotopes have had on satellite missions. The webpage also includes a timeline of past missions and their accomplishments.

This site also has links to other areas of the NASA Solar System page. In these links, there are videos that explain some of the instrumentation, and some of the major accomplishments of various missions. The site includes an interactive 3-D simulation that allows users go explore the solar system and learn about past satellite missions.
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Astronomy
- Space Exploration
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Keywords:
Apollo, Cassini, Cassini-Huygens, Galileo, New Horizons, Nimbus, Pioneer, Ulysses, Viking, Voyager, radioisotope, solar system
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2012 by Zachary Davis
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June 19, 2012 by Ed Lee
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January 16, 2012
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (2012), WWW Document, (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/rps/home.cfm).
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Radioisotope Power Systems, (2012), <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/rps/home.cfm>.
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2012, January 16). Radioisotope Power Systems. Retrieved November 1, 2014, from http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/rps/home.cfm
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Radioisotope Power Systems. January 16, 2012. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/rps/home.cfm (accessed 1 November 2014).
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Radioisotope Power Systems. 2012. 16 Jan. 2012. 1 Nov. 2014 <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/rps/home.cfm>.
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Radioisotope Power Systems:

Same topic as NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Ion Engines Interactive

A multimedia learning module on ion propulsion engines, a newer technology being implemented by NASA due to its greater efficiency for powering extended deep space missions. Appropriate for high school and lower-level undergraduate.

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