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China to use nuclear power in outer space exploration: China Atomic Energy Authority

(People's Daily Online)    04:53, March 10, 2017

China is testing and carrying out research and development of space nuclear power technology, in order to supply power for outer space exploration, Vice Chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority Wang Yiren said on Thursday.

The nuclear power is expected to become desirable for use in parts of space projects like the Jupiter or the Mars, where solar power is not a viable power source, according to Wang. 

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