[amsat-bb] Re: Thermocouple power

kc6uqh kc6uqh at cox.net
Mon Feb 26 21:56:38 PST 2007

That work was still being done in 1998 at General Atomic in Torrey Pines 
area of San Diego. I suspect that it continues, it was part of the origional 
Direct Conversion Project of the 60's at General Atomic.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "don" <donmc at xtra.co.nz>
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Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 4:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Thermocouple power

> Its certainly possible, but the only system I have any knowledge of is
> by using the heat produced by radioactive decay. This was /is used by
> various military satellites in the 1980's at least. Maybe it still is.
> Try this url for a bit of info.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
> Don.  ZL1THO
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