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NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

Other News

17 November 2017

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.

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

New Nuclear

10 November 2017

NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation have signed the initial contract for the new Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. The contract covers prototype work for manufacturing NuScale's helical coil steam generators, a major component in the NuScale small modular reactor design that is under certification review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Integrated Molten Salt Reactor passes pre-licensing milestone

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

IMSR_facility_(CC-BY-SA)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy Inc's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor. The design is the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

US test reactor resumes operations

Regulation and Safety

16 November 2017

TREAT-restart_(INL)-48A test reactor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory was restarted yesterday after more than 20 years on standby. The Transient Reactor Test Facility, used to test nuclear fuels and materials under extreme conditions, had not operated since being shut down in 1994.

Rolls-Royce to conduct SMR study for Jordan

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Jordan Atomic Energy Commission to conduct a technical feasibility study for the construction of a Rolls-Royce small modular reactor in the Middle Eastern country. The signing took place at the British Embassy in Paris between Alan Woods, strategy and business development director at Rolls-Royce, and Kamal Araj, JAEC vice chairman.

Russian floating plant cargo arrives at Pevek

New Nuclear

30 October 2017

Cargo ship arrives at Pevek - 48Ships carrying cargo to support "the world's first" floating nuclear power plant have arrived at the port of Pevek, in the Chukotka district of Russia, Rosenergoatom announced today. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom, also said the floating plant Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Murmansk in May, be loaded with fuel in October and commissioned in November next year.