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UK-based Pulsar Fusion has entered into a partnership with US Princeton Satellite Systems (PSS) to apply machine learning to study data from the Princeton field-reverse configuration (PFRC-2) reactor. The aim is to advance delivery of practical fusion propelled spacecraft that can make interstellar space travel practical.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransatlantic-partnership-to-advance-interstellar-fusion-travel-10946500

Russia's state space agency Roscosmos on 22 May presented the design of future satellites and orbital stations equipped with space nuclear-powered tug technology at the New Knowledge forum in Moscow.

Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-designs-satellites-and-orbital-stations-based-on-nuclear-powered-tug-technology-8766433

Russia’s nuclear tug, Nuklon, will be able to deliver 10 tons of cargo to the Moon in 200 days, according to documents from Roskosmos, published on the government procurement website.

Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-signs-contract-for-design-of-nuclear-space-tug-8416037

On 21 July, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon. During the brief few hours he and Buzz Aldrin spent on the surface they deployed a suite of scientific experiments, some of which would depend on radioisotope heaters to protect them from the harsh lunar night. Dr Jonathan Cobb, senior communication manager at World Nuclear Association, describes nuclear technology's role in the historic event.

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclears-small-role-in-humanitys-biggest-adventu

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management announced on its website that workers for the first time have removed equipment contaminated with plutonium once used to power deep space missions from building 235-F at the Savannah River Site (SRS) facility, marking a milestone in reducing risk. 

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-moves-forward-with-decontamination-of-space-fuel-plant-6847446

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