[time-nuts] GPS interference and history...
jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 9 21:45:21 UTC 2011
On 6/9/11 1:30 PM, Javier Herrero wrote:
> I don't think it is feasible... for a cooling reason :)
if you can have the sun shining on one side of the panels, the other
side can face cold space (at least part of the time), and to a first
order, you can radiate more power than you collect. Hotter is better of
course.. that T^4 term helps a lot.
A few years ago, we were looking at the Prometheus/Jupiter Icy Moons
Orbiter(JIMO) which was going to carry a 100kWe nuclear reactor. With
that kind of power available, you can do all kinds of things, including
mechanical refrigeration to radiate more heat from a hotter radiator.
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