NASA Seeks Flight Demo For New Nuclear Space Power Source

Credit: Artist’s concept of new fission power system on the lunar surface: NASA
HOUSTON—As part of NASA’s 2020 budget proposal, the agency is hoping for a flight demonstration of a new 1- to 3-kW fission nuclear power source, called Kilopower, on the lunar surface in about 2026. It is a key element of a forward-looking strategy to cement a permanent human presence on the Moon...

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