Latest Russian projects for manned Mars expedition

nickd

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This is one of the variants of the interplanetary tug - with 4 nuclear reactors 15 MW each, using Brayton cycle, liquid droplet radiators and Xenon fueled Ion Engines. Total mass of the tug - 700 mT, fuel mass - 580 mT.
TugERD-01.JPG


More renders of this variant, and little info about other dicussed variants here:
http://nickd.freehostia.com/OrbiterVault/mars.html
 

Grey Havoc

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On a likely related note: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russias_Rosatom_Receives_First_Batch_of_Fuel_for_Space_Nuclear_Engine_999.html
 

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