DARPA Solicits Phase 2, 3 Proposals For DRACO Nuclear Rocket

DARPA sees a nuclear thermal rocket engine as necessary for venturing deeper into space.
Credit: DARPA
DARPA has released a presolicitation for phase 2 and 3 of its Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, an effort to develop a nuclear thermal rocket engine. DARPA is interested in developing such an engine to speed up the time it takes to move spacecraft through the vast...
Garrett Reim

Based in the Seattle area, Garrett covers the space sector and advanced technologies that are shaping the future of aerospace and defense, including space startups, advanced air mobility and artificial intelligence.

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