View Full Version : Will Russia's Next Rocket be Nuclear?

2009-Oct-28, 03:30 PM
Russia's space agency chief is proposing to build a new spaceship with a nuclear engine. Reportedly,Anatoly Perminov told a government meeting Wednesday that the preliminary design could be ready by 2012. It would take about nine more years and 17 billion rubles (about $600 million or 400 million euros) to build the ship. [...]

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2009-Nov-06, 11:10 PM
More here: http://www.astronautix.com/engines/rd0410.htm http://www.astronautix.com/craftfam/martions.htm

Their NTR mission was to use such engines: