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Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2018


Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has dispatched the second reactor for the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.

New Nuclear 18 October 2018


NASA officials updated on nuclear thermal propulsion

NASA officials updated on nuclear thermal propulsion

BWX Technologies, Inc yesterday hosted officials from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate for progress updates and technology demonstrations related to BWXT’s nuclear thermal propulsion programme.

New Nuclear 10 October 2018


Ural icebreaker passes construction milestone

Ural icebreaker passes construction milestone

Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has completed the welding of four hydrochambers to the reactor body of the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker.

New Nuclear 01 August 2018


US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal was adopted by 87 votes to 9.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2018


Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

Viewpoint: European push for nuclear technology in space

The European Space Agency will host the international space and applications community in a workshop on 27-28 June to find out how best to prepare for the implementation of advanced radioisotope hybrid power systems. Here, Dr Markus Landgraf, architecture analyst in the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Programmes at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, or ESTEC, explains the potential for nuclear technology in future space exploration. ESTEC is the ESA's main development and test centre for spacecraft and space technology.

Perspectives 31 May 2018


NASA successfully tests Kilopower reactor

NASA successfully tests Kilopower reactor

Kilopower on the moon - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration yesterday announced the successful testing of a uranium-fuelled Stirling engine for use in possible future missions to Mars. Testing of the Kilopower reactor - which could be used to provide power to missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond - began at NASA's Nevada National Security Site in November 2017 and was completed in March.

Other News 03 May 2018


NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

Prototype Kilopower reactor - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will this month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars. The technology has been developed as part of the Kilopower project.

Other News 17 November 2017


Putin stresses potential of Russian icebreaker fleet

Putin stresses potential of Russian icebreaker fleet

RITM-200 SG housing - 48Russia plans to put into operation a nuclear icebreaker "capable of piercing ice of any thickness", the country's president, Vladimir Putin, said yesterday.

New Nuclear 05 October 2017


Mayak receives nuclear sub fuel from Andreeva Bay

Mayak receives nuclear sub fuel from Andreeva Bay

Mayak - arrival of sub fuel - 48The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has arrived at the radiochemical plant Mayak in Chelyabinsk, near the Ural Mountains, from the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay.

Waste & Recycling 17 August 2017