A Nuclear Reactor to Provide Power on the Moon

Rolls-Royce unveiled a nuclear reactor that could supply power on a Moon base.

A Rolls-Royce Micro-Reactor is designed to use an inherently safe and extremely robust fuel form.



Each uranium particle is encapsulated in multiple protective layers that act as a containment system, allowing it to withstand extreme conditions.

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Amanda Solloway MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation), said:

“As we build back better from the pandemic, it is partnerships like this between business, industry, and government that will help to create jobs and bring forward pioneering innovations that will advance UK spaceflight.”

A Nuclear Reactor to Provide Power on the Moon



“Nuclear power presents transformative possibilities for space exploration and the innovative study we are conducting with Rolls-Royce on this could help to propel our next generation of astronauts into space faster and for longer, significantly increasing our knowledge of the universe.”

A Nuclear Reactor to Provide Power on the Moon

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