Radioactive Material Lets Heat Loose In Reactor
A radioactive core emits heat into a reactor, in which motors convert the heat into power. In the future, the small power plant is to supply a Martian base.
A CORE OF RADIOACTIVE URANIUM FISSURES,
emitting heat, when a control rod made of hard mineral is extracted from the core. The rod remains stuck in the core, until the reactor is placed on Mars.
BERYLLIUM RINGS REGULATE,
how quickly the reactor's atomic core fissures, so the other parts of the reactor can keep up.
COOLING PANELS RECEIVE
surplus heat from the motors. The panels unfold like an umbrella, once the reactor is placed on Mars.
PISTONS MOVE UP AND DOWN MOTORS,
when the heat enters them, generating mechanical energy, which the motors convert into electric energy for the Mars colony.
PIPES WITH LIQUID SODIUM DIRECT THE HEAT
from the nuclear fission to the motors – without the use of pumps. The lack of a pumping system means that the reactor is more reliable.