Rolls-Royce gets funding to keep developing moon base micro-reactor

The British space agency has decided to continue funding a Rolls-Royce project to create a small nuclear-powered reactor that could serve as a long-term power source for moon bases.

The new boost to Rolls-Royce’s research pot follows an earlier $303,495 (£249,000) study funded by the UK Space Agency in 2022. With the new funds, the company hopes to have a model of demonstration for a modular micro-reactor ready to deliver to the moon by 2029.

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