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Roscosmos is open to a scientific mission with a nuclear tug, Bloshenko said

MOSCOW, May 23.Roscosmos is open to implementing a scientific mission in deep space using a nuclear tug together with its BRICS partners, Roscosmos executive director Alexander Bloshenko said on Thursday.
“Russia continues to work to ensure the next step in the conquest of deep space. As you understand, flights millions of kilometers from Earth will require a completely different level of energy supply, the creation of special space tugs of megawatt power class, such as a transport and power module with a nuclear power plant, on which work is currently underway at the Roscosmos state corporation,” Bloshenko said at a meeting of the heads of the space agencies of the BRICS countries in Moscow

He clarified that such a module can be used for “energy-intensive scientific research in the Jupiter system,” as well as for fending off an asteroid dangers.

“We are also open to jointly implementing a scientific mission in deep space with our BRICS partners,” Bloshenko added.
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