Nuclear power on the moon: Rolls-Royce unveils reactor mockup

Sep 1, 2020
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Most of the heat will likely be lost. During lunar night, they can use it to heat living quarters, equipment, etc. During lunar day, they have a problem. They could use the lunar subsoil as a conductive heatsink. But radiative cooling during the day won't be easy, since the ambient temperature can be over 130C at the equator. If they land at one of the poles, they will need to heat quarters and equipment all of the time. By the way, the mockup in the photo is complete BS.