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China’s Space Programme Will Go Nuclear: SCMP

Reactor can generate one megawatt of electric power, 100 times more powerful than a similar device Nasa plans to make by 2030


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A Long March 5B rocket carrying China's Tianhe space station core module lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center, Hainan province, in April. Photo: AFP

 

China is developing a powerful nuclear reactor for its moon and Mars missions, according to researchers involved in the project, the South China Morning Post reported.

The reactor can generate one megawatt of electric power, 100 times more powerful than a similar device Nasa plans to put on the surface of the moon by 2030.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post

 

 

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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