Conference Proceedings Paper
RPS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND CANADIAN CONTRIBUTIONS IN SPACE
41th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2017 June 05
J. Alho (University of Calgary)
B. Megaw (University of Calgary)
J. Donev (University of Calgary)
In addition to the medical isotope shortage the world is facing, there is also a global shortage of plutonium-238. This paper discusses the importance of this isotope for use in radioisotope power systems and the implications this has for space exploration. Canada could gain from pursuing research into how to fill the shortage.
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