David Poston gives a short presentation at NETS 2021 Panel

April 26, 2021

Space Nuclear Power Corporation is part of an "Industry Perspectives on Space Reactor Development" at the "Nuclear and Emerging Markets for Space 2021 (NETS2021). Click here to view the short presentation (and the backup slides).

Titans of Nuclear -

Ep 274: David Poston - Chief Reactor Designer Kilopower Project, NASA

Aug 18, 2020

Titans of Nuclear is audio encyclopedia of interviews with the greatest minds in Nuclear Energy. Click below to read more about David Poston's interview at or watch the full interview to the left.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory has signed an agreement to license the “Kilopower” space reactor technology to SpaceNukes

November 2, 2020

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Space Nuclear Power Corporation recently signed an agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to license the Kilopower reactor technology. We are now actively pursuing options to build flight demonstration hardware, while creating additional flight concepts tailored to customers' needs. Kilopower is a demonstrated reactor technology intended to provide between 1 and 30 kWe in space, including the surfaces of the Moon and Mars.  The Kilopower reactor was envisioned, created, and developed by SpaceNukes founders David Poston and Patrick McClure. The 2018 KRUSTY test (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology) was the first demonstration of any new reactor concept in the US in over 50 years, and Kilopower remains the only space reactor technology ready for a flight program. 

The 23rd Annual International
Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society |

OCTOBER 16, 2020

David Poston speaks at the 23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention. Click on the link below to view Poston's slides covering power on Mars and several other topics. Video is available in MEDIA.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason's Keynote Address

ANS | American Nuclear Society

JUNE 8, 2020

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason's keynote address at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2020 Annual Meeting. At the 3:46 mark, Thom begins to discuss the importance of Kilopower/KRUSTY. 

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Simplicity is the key to designing reactors for missions to the moon and Mars

Why NASA thinks nuclear reactors could supply power for human colonies in space

C&EN | Chemical and Engineering News

MAY 15, 2020

Team members David Poston and Pat McClure talk about their journey with NASA to successfully test a Kilopower reactor, the benefits of space nuclear reactors, and their determination to power future projects on the moon (and eventually Mars and beyond).

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