RUSSIA TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR TUG FOR SPACE TRAVEL


25/12/2020




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has awarded a contract worth about $ 57.5 million for the preliminary design of the nuclear space tug 'Nuklon', which will be used on flights to the Moon, Jupiter and Venus.

According to a statement from Roscosmos on the subject, Roscosmos and St. The contract between the Petersburg-based design bureau Arsenal for the development of the preliminary design for the production of a space system with a nuclear-based transport and energy module (Jul) was signed on January 10.

In July, Roscosmos President Dmitry Rogozin said they were working on a nuclear propulsion system that would allow heavy cargo ships to travel to the farthest points of our solar system and beyond.


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