Russian nuclear-powered rover and plans for a base on the Moon
According to reports „Russia Beyond The Headlines” The Russian Academy of Sciences plans to revive the lunar program started back in the Soviet eraów. The plan is to establish a permanent lunar base. A new Russian rover will be crucial in this project.
– The new lunar rovers will be lighter and use better technology, said Ivan Moiseev, director of the Space Policy Institute. – They will continue the research started by the Sovietów. Building a lunar base is the next stage of development after building the ISS – added.
The work will involve companies and institutions thatóThe space junk was, in part, part of the Soviet space programóin space. The venture will be led by Roskosmos.
Though „Russia Beyond The Headlines” does not give detailsółóIn terms of the construction of a lunar rover, a little secret is revealed by pravda portal.ru. According to their information, Russia is working on building a nuclear-powered rover. Thanks to this solution, the rover móThe Science Daily does not give details of the so-called. The dark side of the moon, which is the area opposite theóThe Science Journal does not provide details on the exploration of the so-calledólunar sphere. The machine would also have a much longer range and would not be so dependent on sunlight to operate the equipmentóin solar cells.
The nuclear-powered rover would be a small, self-sufficient laboratory. It would have the necessary energy to carry out many studies. MóThey would also be able to carry cargo and maybe even people.
The construction of the lunar station is to be preceded by flights of probes, whichóThey will try to locate water and the best place to build a base for. Even if water is not found, and would be a big help, if only for astronaut needsóThe Russians will decide to build a base not only on the Moon, but also for the production of fuel or cultivation of crops.
Plans call for the base to be built by 2030. The purpose of building the station is to conduct research and exploration of valuable lunar mineralsóbut it's hard not to see the potential military benefits.