Welcome to Beyond NERVA! This page is dedicated to all things astronuclear! Whether you’re looking for how to produce electrical power in space, or propulsion for an interplanetary rocket ship, we cover it here!
We also look at the testing that’s required to develop new nuclear systems for space use, and do deep dives into the latest developments in in-space nuclear technology!
This site is still VERY much a work in progress, so check back regularly to see what’s new! While the focus has been on NASA and the Department of Energy’s new nuclear systems, we plan on expanding into Russian, European, and Chinese systems, as well as looking at the designs that have been proposed in the past.
We will also look at the advanced propulsion designs, such as liquid and gas core nuclear thermal rockets, and nuclear pulse propulsion, as time goes on!