nuclear rockets

An Extremely Lightweight Fission Rocket Could Reach the Solar Gravitational Lens in 15 Years

Novel propulsion ideas for moving around space seem like they're a dime a dozen recently. Besides the typical argument between…

1 year ago

Rolls-Royce Reveals a Nuclear Reactor That Could Provide Power on the Moon

Rolls-Royce has released a teaser about the "micro-reactor" they are developing in partnership with the UK Space Agency.

1 year ago

NASA and DARPA Will be Testing a Nuclear Rocket in Space

NASA and DARPA have teamed up to create a nuclear thermal rocket that could perform an orbital flight test by…

1 year ago

New Nuclear Rocket Design to Send Missions to Mars in Just 45 Days

NASA's Advanced Innovation Concepts (NAIC) program selected a new type of bimodal nuclear propulsion that could allow for missions to…

1 year ago

New Calculations Show That an Interstellar Bussard Ramjet Drive Would Need a Magnetic Field Stretching 150 Million Kilometres

A new analysis of the fabled Bussard Ramjet shows that the spacecraft would need an impossibly big magnetic field to…

2 years ago

NASA is Building a Nuclear Reactor to Power Lunar and Martian Exploration!

NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy have come together to solicit design proposals for a nuclear reactor that will…

2 years ago

White House Encourages NASA to Work on Space-Based Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems

In what's likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump has issued…

3 years ago

NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets

NASA recently announced a three-year partnership with BWXT to develop nuclear thermal rockets for future mission to Mars and beyond!

7 years ago