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Aerospace Power Systems Award

The Aerospace Power Systems Award, established in 1981, is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of aerospace power systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and processing of aerospace power. This annual award is generally presented AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 15 February
  • Full Name: Voyager/Galileo Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Team - Martin Marietta Energy Systems
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For the successful production of the iridium alloy that was essential for the encapsulation of the fuel pellets, and for the successful production of the thermal insulator sleeves for safe reentry in postulated accidental reentries.