New Heat and Power Sources for Space Missions - Florida Space Institute

Heat and electrical power system limitations are a key inhibitors of space exploration in terms of mission cost, destination range, and mission duration. Novel low-cost solid-solid energy conversion technologies will allow more missions to be flown, A solid chemical heat source which produces high energy heat will enhance NASA’s abilities to operate thermal generators on “hot” environments such as Venus, or alternatively provide the mission critical heat necessary for icy world explorations, or deep space exploration in addition to simultaneously providing electrical power. A multi-use reaction mixture is being developed to produce a solid-state energy source for space missions.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/28/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Time Commitment

Student Requirements

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-04-2021
  • Paid: Yes