Development of a space nuclear reactor – Rolls-Royce presented the works
February 6, 2023 | Sciense | No Comments|
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Rolls-Royce Unveils Early Development of Space Nuclear Reactor
The company is collaborating with the UK Space Agency on options for using nuclear power in spaceflight.
The energy of nuclear fission, released when atoms split, can be used to power on the Moon or Mars. The Rolls-Royce microreactor could also reduce the flight time to the Red Planet, which lasts from six to nine months.
“The Rolls-Royce microreactor uses an inherently safe and highly durable form of fuel. . Each part of the uranium is encapsulated in several protective layers, which gives the system additional strength in extreme conditions”, & ndash; reported in the company.
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