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Launchpad: What Are Radioisotope Power Systems?

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Published on Jul 26, 2012

On our NASA site at: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playl...
NASA uses Radioisotope Power Systems, or RPS, to convert heat from radioactive decay to electricity, creating predictable, continuous power for long missions in extreme environments. But learn how a next generation Radioisotope Stirling Engine will perform four times more efficiently and help NASA use even less of a precious resource.

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