Amid a plethora of ambitious endeavors from the BRICS economic alliance, both China and Russia have made a monumental announcement. Indeed, the countries revealed they have begun construction on a nuclear power plant that will be placed on the moon, according to The Daily Mail.

The power plant is part of the joint lunar base operation between both countries. Specifically, the collaborative International Lunar Research Station is described as a mammoth complex that is set to initially break ground in 2026. Moreover, the lunar base is poised to be massive in size, which will lead to increased studies on the orbital object.

JUST IN: Russia and China have started building a nuclear powered moon base, Daily Mail reports.

“The two countries are collaborating on the International Lunar Research Station, a massive complex on the moon that is set to break ground in 2026.

The proposed base, which…

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China and Russia Announce Nuclear Powered Moon Base

Throughout the last year, the BRICS bloc has not been shy about its ambitious initiatives. They have embraced expansion, which has seen the bloc double in size. Moreover, they have sought to challenge Western economic dominance. That has been the focus of its robust de-dollarization practices.

However, those efforts pale in comparison to its most recent announcement, as the BRICS bloc has seen both China and Russia make a major announcement. Indeed, the countries are partnering to build a nuclear power moon base.

The complex is set to be gargantuan, with reports noting its four-mile radius is “larger than any Disney theme park.” Additionally, it will reportedly house scientists tasked with the study of the moon and its various properties


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The report notes that Moscaw has planned the installation of the project in the next decade. Specifically, Russia’s Space Agency has placed expectations for the project’s delivery between 2033 and 2035.

The decision to opt for nuclear power is rooted in its status as the most efficient energy source for the project. Because lunar nights last 14 days on Earth, solar panels would be highly ineffective.

Therefore, construction on a nuclear-powered base was implemented. The report also notes further lunar exploration by Russia. Specifically, they are attempting to reach the north and south poles of the moon by 2028.


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