solar heat exchanger drive
solar heat exchanger drive[′sō·lər ′hēt iks¦chān·jər ‚drīv]
A proposed method of spacecraft propulsion in which solar radiation is focused on an area occupied by a boiler to heat a working fluid that is expelled to produce thrust directly. Abbreviated SHED.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.