- Conference date: 12−16 Jan 1992
- Location: Abuquerque, New Mexico (USA)
Nuclear propulsion has been identified as an essential technology for the implementation of the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). An interagency Nuclear Safety Policy Working Group (NSPWG) was chartered to recommend nuclear safety policy, requirements, and guidelines for the SEI nuclear propulsion program to facilitate the implementation of mission planning and conceptual design studies. The NSPWG developed a top level policy to provide the guiding principles for the development and implementation of the nuclear propulsion safety program and the development of Safety Functional Requirements. In addition, the NSPWG reviewed safety issues for nuclear propulsion and recommended top level safety requirements and guidelines to address these issues. Safety topics include reactor start‐up, inadvertent criticality, radiological release and exposure, disposal, entry, safeguards, risk/reliability, operational safety, ground testing, and other considerations. All recommendations are in conformance with existing regulations and are formulated with the objectives of assuring safety rather than establishing prescriptive requirements.
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