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Kilopower Project — NASA testing space-rated fission power unit

NASA is pushing forward on testing a key energy source that could literally “empower” human crews on the Mars surface. The agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has provided multi-year funding to the Kilopower project.
 

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Rated at 10 kilowatts  the Kilopower reactor puts out enough power to support two average American h...
Rated at 10 kilowatts, the Kilopower reactor puts out enough power to support two average American homes and can run continuously for ten years without refueling.
NASA
Artist s rendition of multiple Kilopower reactors at a Mars base.
Artist's rendition of multiple Kilopower reactors at a Mars base.
NASA
A Stirling engine running. Note the flame heating the air on the right.
A Stirling engine running. Note the flame heating the air on the right.
Paul U. Ehmer