Rolls-Royce’s microreactor is a new dimension in propulsion

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Rolls-Royce, known not only for its wonder cars, is also an engineering design company for which space is the ultimate frontier – in this case, literally. As Interesting Engineering reports, the company has teamed up with the UK Space Agency to develop a new type of reactor specifically for deep space exploration. Nuclear engines have long been expected to speed up space travel and reduce transit times, which will be particularly important for missions to Mars.