the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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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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.