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A new era of spaceflight? Promising advances in rocket propulsion

SpaceX concept of Starship. AleksandrMorrisovich/Shutterstock Gareth Dorrian, University of Birmingham y Ian Whittaker, Nottingham Trent University The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in lunar orbit. Such a development, if flown, could usher in a new era of …

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