Russian space agency Roscosmos has revealed the concept design of the new space ship, which will be powered by a compact nuclear reactor.
According to Roscosmos, the craft will be capable of “interstellar” travel – which means flying between stars. It is hoped the spaceship will be able to carry passengers and crew once a material is developed to protect them from the radiation.
The Russian compact nuclear reactor technology was revealed in March 2018 when President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia posses a group of new state-of-the-art weapons, some of them developed thanks to this technology. MORE HERE Some of them, like the hypersonic missile system Avangard, are already entering the mass production.
An interesting fact is that the design of the space craft presented by Roscosmos looks similar to one, which was shown in the epic science fiction film “Avatar” (2009). This already caused a wave of jokes in the Russian media.
In fact, some of the Russian state corporations are know for their mistakes in design, which may cause some funny situations or just show a poor quality of the design work by their PR departments. These failures allow media outlets to speculate that Russian military technologies may be fake or even does not work. However, these speculations have repeatedly appeared to be far from the reality.