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### Apollo ALSEP RTG shorting switch to prevent overheat of the RTG?

I found some information: Short-circuiting of the RTG provides a cooling effect on the RTG' s thermal junction and slows the rise to full operational temperature. Figure 1 is a plot of no-load ...
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I found this section of a letter written by Dr. Houbolt to Dr. Seamans: Source on page 52. So the probability of success of the Saturn S-I with 8 engines is calculated as follows $p = 0.96^8 = 0.72$...