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IPFS News Link • China

China Megawatt Space Nuclear Reactor

•, by Brian Wang

Jiang Jieqiong, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Safety Technology, has suggested that the nuclear reactor could use a foldable structure – similar to an umbrella – to increase the surface area of the heat radiators.

Some research teams have been developing smaller reactors that could be compiled into a larger machine, which could then drive the large ion thrusters to send astronauts to Mars.