Nuclear propulsion rss

Kilopower for space exploration


11 December 2014

NNSA_Y12_discussions_(NNSA)_48Nasa's Glenn Center has called on the services of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to support its mission to develop the Kilopower project, using uranium-fuelled Stirling engines in space missions.

Tenders for Russian submarine fuel removal

Waste and Recycling

07 February 2014

Suppliers are being sought by Russia for equipment to handle and transport used nuclear submarine fuel currently stored at Andreeva Bay. Such fuel has been stored at the site for over 50 years.

Positive results from space battery work

Other News

26 July 2013

Initial success in demonstrating the feasibility of "space batteries" has led to the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory being awarded further developmental work by the European Space Agency.

Russia awards icebreaker contracts

New Nuclear

09 May 2014

LK-60_with_ship_(Rosatomflot)_48The Baltiysky Zavod shipyard is to build Russia's next two LK-60 nuclear icebreakers after being the sole company to submit an acceptable tender in an open competition.

Nuclear ship takes Olympic flame to North Pole

Other News

25 October 2013

Sochi Olympic flame at North Pole 48The torch relay for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi reached the North Pole with the aid of the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker.

NASA plans its next Mars rover

Other News

12 July 2013

Launch 2020 rover (NASA) 67x48A nuclear power source is likely to sustain NASA's next exploration of Mars - a robot that will take a package of samples for return to Earth and address gaps in the knowledge required for manned exploration.