Monday, March 4, 2024

Rolls-Royce Show Concept Design of Mini Nuclear Reactor to Supply Electricity on the Moon

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept model of a micronuclear reactor intended for the moon.

This project, supported by a £2.9 million contract from the UK Space Agency, aims to provide a reliable power source for future lunar colonies.

Rolls-Royce plans to have a reactor ready for the moon by the early 2030s, with the technology showcasing benefits for both space and Earth.

Micronuclear reactors are scaled-down versions, generating less than 50 megawatts of electric power.

The long-term goal is to establish lunar colonies for extended astronaut stays, requiring reliable energy sources for various activities.

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