View Full Version : NASA and Department of Energy Working on Nuclear Reactor

2005-Sep-10, 11:34 AM
SUMMARY: NASA and the US Department of Energy announced this week that they will be working together to develop a nuclear reactor system for space exploration. One goal for this partnership will be to develop the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) mission, which will visit and examine Jupiter's three icy moons. The reactor will provide the electricity for a high-powered ion engine, which will allow JIMO to get into orbit around each moon and then out again.

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