Nuclear propulsion

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Nuclear propulsion includes a wide variety of propulsion methods that use some form of nuclear reaction as their primary power source. Many military submarines and large surface ships use nuclear reactors as their power plants (see nuclear marine propulsion). In addition, various types of nuclear propulsion have been proposed for spacecraft applications:

See also

  • Project Pluto, which developed an unmanned cruise missile that used a nuclear powered ramjet for propulsion.
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