Nuclear Rockets in Space

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is working to develop a nuclear propulsion technology demonstrator. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program has set the goal of demonstrating a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system above low Earth orbit in 2025. Current propulsion in the space domain limits maneuverability of on orbit spacecraft.Continue reading “Nuclear Rockets in Space”