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Why Nuclear is an Emerging Technology for the Space Economy

Nuclear energy has played a key supporting role in historic missions to Mars, Pluto, and across the Solar System for the last 50 years. On January 1 2019, the nuclear-powered New Horizons flew by the most distant object ever observed up close – Ultima Thule, after it having already flown by Pluto in 2015. Nuclear

Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor

NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and demonstration of the Kilopower system during November 2017 to March 2018 testing at the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada National Security Site. This moves the reactor one step