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Plasma-A
Plasma-A

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Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine. Nation: USSR.

Derivative of the nuclear-powered US-A used for ion engine tests.


Specification


Plasma-A Chronology


31 December 1974 Plasma-A satellite authorised.

Ministry of General Machine Building (MOM) Decree 314 'On development of the Topaz-1 thermionic nuclear reactor for Plasma-A spacecraft' was issued.


10 December 1976 Plasma-A construction authorised.

Military-Industrial Commission (VPK) Decree 342 'On development of the Topaz-1 thermionic nuclear reactor for Plasma-A spacecraft' was issued.



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