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NASA successfully tests Kilopower reactor

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03 May 2018

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.

Putin stresses potential of Russian icebreaker fleet

New Nuclear

05 October 2017

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.

Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

New Nuclear

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.

NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

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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.

Mayak receives nuclear sub fuel from Andreeva Bay

Waste and Recycling

17 August 2017

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.

NASA boosts nuclear thermal propulsion with BWXT contract

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04 August 2017

Nuclear thermal propulsion reactor - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded BWXT Nuclear Energy a $18.8 million contract to initiate conceptual designs for a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor in support of a possible future manned mission to Mars. BWXT Nuclear Energy is a subsidiary of nuclear components, fuel and services provider BWX Technologies, which is based in Lynchburg, Virginia.