UK Space Agency backs Rolls Royce moon deal – lunar nuclear power
Rolls-Royce scientists and engineers are to research how nuclear power could be used to support a future Moon base.
The UK Space Agency has given the Derby-based firm £2.9m to look at ways of powering future lunar settlements.
The company has been asked to demonstrate how nuclear micro reactors could extend the duration of future missions to the Moon.
The government said the deal would boost the UK’s space industry and create skilled jobs.
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