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RPS: Radioisotope Power Systems
History, Benefits, and Safety

Posted July 26, 2012

See how NASA has used Radioisotope Power Systems, or RPS, for more than 20 missions over the last 40-plus years. Hear about safety of RPS from the Department of Energy. Discover the advantages of an RPS that allow spacecraft like Voyager to still do important scientific maneuvers after being in the extreme environment of space for 30 years! And find out where an RPS could take us in the future.

This educational video was produced by NASA eClips.

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Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012