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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Zaphod58
If it's small enough to fit in a truck, would be small and light enough to power an airframe?
Crucially, by being “compact,” Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and practical enough for applications ranging from interplanetary spacecraft and commercial ships to city power stations. It may even revive the concept of large, nuclear-powered aircraft that virtually never require refueling—ideas of which were largely abandoned more than 50 years ago because of the dangers and complexities involved with nuclear fission reactors.
originally posted by: Nicorette
a reply to: ObjectZero
The Lockheed team says they are targeting five years for a working prototype, 10 years for commercial and military applications.