«Roscosmos» plans to create an orbital nuclear power plant

«Roskosmos» I want to build a space nuclear power station for recharging of satellites. This is stated in the text of the requirements specification of the design Bureau «Arsenal». According to the document, the developer must submit a draft of orbital nuclear power plants, the options for its placement, and other characteristics.

State Corporation «Roscosmos» plans to create an orbital nuclear power plant, which by means of a laser beam is able to transmit energy for recharging of satellites. About this newspaper «Izvestia».

«To determine options for the design appearance of the space industry and enable its gradual formation is allowed to consider the levels of electric output of a nuclear power plant from 100 kW to 1000 kW,» — said in the text of the requirements specification of the design Bureau «Arsenal».

According to the document, the developer must submit a draft of orbital nuclear power plants, the options for its placement, as well as schemes run into space and other characteristics. Earlier rocket-space Corporation «Energy» conducted a successful experiment on electricity transmission to 1.5 km using a laser beam.

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