- Jul 5, 2021
- Reaction score
- Cislunar Space
So I'm working on an Orbiter addon project with an RTG, and I have a couple questions.
- Americium-241 vs Plutonium-238: what would be the advantages/disadvantages of going with Am-241? All the RTGs that I know of use Pu.
- How much power could I get from an Am-241 RTG? I'm guessing less than a Pu one, since the half-life of Am is longer.
- Can I increase the power output of an Am RTG by just stuffing more Am in there? That won't work for Pu since the critical mass is so low.