UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce Defence join to study nuclear power for sustainable, high-efficiency space exploration

, UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce Defence join to study nuclear power for sustainable, high-efficiency space exploration, The Circular Economy
A new research contract has been formed between the UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce Defence that will have planetary scientists working together to explore nuclear power’s potential as a plentiful source of energy to make deep space exploration possible in the decades to come. One area of research will be nuclear propulsion that would involve channeling energy released by splitting atoms to accelerate propellants, like hydrogen, at high speeds.

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