Russia Reveals Plan to Build Nuclear Power Plant on Moon for Joint Lunar Base with China – EVOL

Russia has revealed that it is planning to build a nuclear power plant on the Moon as part of Moscow’s joint plans with Communist China for a massive lunar base.

The two countries are collaborating on the International Lunar Research Station.

The construction of the massive complex on the moon is set to break ground in 2026.

The proposed base will have a radius of nearly four miles, making it larger than any Disney theme park.

It will house scientists who will study the moon’s properties.

RIA reported Moscow was planning to deliver and install the plant between 2033 and 2035.

The report cites the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov.

In March, Borisov said Moscow was considering the idea of powering the station using nuclear energy.

The plan emerged because lunar nights last around 14 Earth days, making solar panels less viable as a power source on the Moon’s surface.

At the time, Borisov said the mission would see two Russian rockets try to reach the Moon’s north and south poles in 2028.

The creation of the International Scientific Lunar Station will unfold in two stages between 2025 and 2035, RIA reported, consisting of several modules.




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