NASA is looking for proposals to build a nuclear reactor on the Moon.
NASA is working on a plan to build a nuclear power plant on the moon, and it’s looking for ways to get started.
The space agency stated that it is open to potential proposals for nuclear reactor construction outside of the planet.
The team is developing a fission power source as a possible source of support for human life on Earth’s natural satellite, according to the report.
This will be the first priority before exploring the red planet to see if it is habitable for humans.
NASA Wants to Build a Nuclear Power Plant on the Moon
NASA has asked the Department of Energy’s National Laboratory in Idaho for help with this project, according to a report in The Independent.
At the end of the decade, the top nuclear research lab will assist NASA in developing a nuclear reactor.
On November 15th,
NASA announced on January 19 that proposals for the nuclear power plant are now being accepted.
According to Sebastian Corbisiero, the leader of the Fission Surface Power Project, the fission power source will be an important part of future space exploration.
The space agency stated that after coming up with ideas for building a nuclear reactor on the moon, the next mission would be to carry it out on Mars.
NASA stated that the fission surface power could provide enough energy regardless of the harsh weather conditions on Mars or the Moon.
The plans to build nuclear reactors, according to Jim Reuter, the agency’s associate administrator for Space Technology Mission Directorate, would benefit the entire organization en route to their mission for Mars and the moon.
They could then come up with new ideas that will benefit humans on the planet.
NASA has clarified that the fission surface power system will be built on Earth and then transported to the moon.
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Proposed Nuclear Power Source Requirements
According to an ABC News report published on Saturday, Nov. 20, the proposal for a nuclear reactor power system must have a uranium-fueled reactor core.
This component is required for the conversion of nuclear energy into other forms of energy.
A good thermal management system is also required to prevent the reactor from overheating.
Aside from that, the distribution system should be capable of delivering at least 40 kW of electric power.
That should be sufficient to power the new environment for the next ten years.
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