Rolls-Royce wins UK funds for ‘Moon’ nuclear reactors

An artist’s impression released by Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd of a space colony on the moon. Rolls-Royce says it has received funding from the UK Space Agency to develop a nuclear reactor for a moon base. – AFP pic, March 17, 2023.

BRITISH aerospace giant Rolls-Royce said today it had secured UK funding to develop small nuclear reactors that could provide power on the Moon.

Rolls said the UK Space Agency had offered it £2.9 million (RM15.8 million) to help research “how nuclear power could be used to support a future Moon base for astronauts”.

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