Comment 2VQP Re: Nuclear power battery


New Horizons spacecraft prepares to study Pluto after 9-year voyage


Nuclear power battery (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-07 15:36 (#2VPF)

I am happy to read that New Horizons has a nuclear power battery:
Ok, hard to go without one in that kind of mission, but when I read this:
Less than the original design goal was produced, due to delays at the United States Department of Energy, including security activities, which held up production.
I am sure the uneducated mobocracy tried its best to throw a monkey wrench into the works.

Re: Nuclear power battery (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-08 17:50 (#2VQP)

Or it could have been to the acute shortage of the fissionable material, don't assign to malice, etc etc.

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