1969 Press Photo Cutaway shows the heart of a Snap-27 "atomic battery" For Sale

1969 Press Photo Cutaway shows the heart of a Snap-27
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1969 Press Photo Cutaway shows the heart of a Snap-27 "atomic battery":
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Note: Please study the images carefully to determine the condition of this vintage photograph, as it may not be in perfect condition. It may contain wrinkles, cracks, and possibly even tears due to its age and how it was handled before it got to us. A scanner may interpret colors and contrast differently than human eyes will, so it is possible that the actual photograph may be slightly darker or lighter in person.This vintage photograph is offered for sale as a collectible item and conveys no transfer of copyright.1969 Press Photo Cutaway shows the heart of a Snap-27 "atomic battery" Snap-27 "atomic battery" - This cutaway shows the heart of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator which converts heat energy from the radioactive decay of the plutonium 238 radioisotope heat source directly into electrical energy, without moving parts. An assembly of hundreds of lead telluride thermoelectric elements converts the decay heat--1,480 thermal watts--into a minimum of 63 watts of energy. The Snap-27 power source was developed for the Atomic Energy Commission by the General Electric Space Systems Organization. The generator is about 18 inches high and 16 inches in diameter, including the heat radiating fins. The generator weighs 28.2 pounds unfueled (42.1, fueled). The fuel capsule is 16.5 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter. It weighs about 145 pounds, over half of which is fuel. Photo measures 10.5 x 8.25 inches. Photo Is dated 1969. PHOTO FRONT


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