Related Topic: Nuclear Propulsion

NASA and DARPA target 2027 nuclear rocket engine test in space

NASA and DARPA target 2027 nuclear rocket engine test in space

The USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are to collaborate on developing and demonstrating a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space by 2027.

Other News 25 January 2023


NNL to develop americium-powered space batteries

NNL to develop americium-powered space batteries

The UK Space Agency and the National Nuclear Laboratory are to collaborate on the world's first space battery powered by americium-241. The isotope will be extracted from used nuclear fuel stored at the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

New Nuclear 12 December 2022


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Ceremony held for icebreaker Ural's first working journey

Ceremony held for icebreaker Ural's first working journey

The nuclear powered icebreaker, the Ural, is the third of Russia's Project 22220 vessels built at the Baltic Shipyard. Its first working voyage is to the Ob-Yenisei region of the Kara Sea.

New Nuclear 05 December 2022


Nuclear icebreakerUral completes sea trials

Nuclear icebreaker Ural completes sea trials

A new nuclear powered icebreaker, the Ural, has completed factory sea trials lasting more than two weeks. Ural is the third of Russia's Project 22220 vessels built at the Baltic Shipyard.

New Nuclear 03 November 2022


ABS awarded federal contract for marine nuclear propulsion project

ABS awarded federal contract for marine nuclear propulsion project

The American Bureau of Shipping has announced it is to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on commercial vessels under a research contract awarded by the US Department of Energy. The organisation is also supporting separate research into molten salt reactors.

Energy & Environment 18 August 2022


Second RITM-200 shipped for icebreaker Yakutia

Second RITM-200 shipped for icebreaker Yakutia

ZiO-Podolsk, part of the machine-building division of Rosatom - Atomenergomash, has manufactured and shipped the second RITM-200 reactor for the new generation icebreaker Yakutia, part of Project 22220.

New Nuclear 14 July 2022


IAEA working with Australia on safeguards for nuclear subs: Grossi

IAEA working with Australia on safeguards for nuclear subs: Grossi

The International Atomic Energy Agency is already working with Australia on the "complex" issue of ensuring nuclear safeguards in relation to its proposed acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines under the trilateral AUKUS partnership, the organisation's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2022


First criticality at Ural icebreaker

First criticality at Ural icebreaker

The first of two reactors aboard Russia's new Ural icebreaker has been brought to criticality. It is part of a fleet that will enable Russia to open new sea routes and develop remote regions.

New Nuclear 01 June 2022


Contracts to demo novel space propulsion technologies

Contracts to demo novel space propulsion technologies

The US Defense Innovation Unit has awarded contracts to Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies and Avalanche Energy to demonstrate the next generation of nuclear propulsion and power capability for small spacecraft.

New Nuclear 18 May 2022


US cislunar nuclear rocket project proceeds to next stage

US cislunar nuclear rocket project proceeds to next stage

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for Phases 2 and 3 of its Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations programme, which aims to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion system in orbit in fiscal year 2026.

New Nuclear 10 May 2022