Energy for Sustained Exploration​


Returning to the Moon's surface for human and robotic missions is within reach with the assistance of the Fission Surface Power (FSP) project. This project works toward providing a power-rich environment supporting lunar exploration.

The FSP project seeks to bring about new capabilities supporting a lunar sustainable presence and crewed Mars exploration while providing near-term opportunities for fabrication, testing and flight of a space fission system. Additionally, this program aims to establish interdisciplinary industry teams to partner with NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) and bring new concepts on fission surface power systems, and gain valuable insights into barriers and challenges faced by the industry in furthering space nuclear power and propulsion technologies.​