Russia’s New Nuclear Engine to Enable Spacecrafts to Reach Mars in 45 Days
A nuclear engine currently being developed in Russia by the nuclear agency Rosatom and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will allow a spaceship to reach Mars in an unprecedentedly short period of just 1.5 months, Rosatom’s General Director Sergei Kirienko said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Kirienko, using existing technology, a spacecraft takes around 18 months to reach Mars and it has no way of returning back to Earth or to maneuver while en route.
“Installing a nuclear engine will allow [a spacecraft] to fly
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