FISSION SURFACE POWER
Energy for Sustained Exploration
The opportunity to return to the Moon's surface for human and robotic missions is within reach with the assistance of the Fission Surface Power (FSP) Project—a project working towards providing a power-rich environment that can support lunar exploration.
The FSP project seeks to bring about new capabilities to support a lunar sustainable presence and crewed Mars exploration while providing a near-term opportunity for fabrication, testing, and flight of a space fission system. Additionally, this program aims to establish inter-disciplinary industry teams to partner with NASA and DOE and bring about 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.