While there is a sharp internal political struggle in the United States, incumbent President Donald Trump continues to make individual decisions, military-related. In particular, Trump signed a decree, which provides for the use of "low-power" nuclear reactors "for space exploration". Information about the signing of this kind of document is confirmed by the press service of the Trump presidential administration.
By decree, Trump orders the Pentagon to develop and test a mobile low-power nuclear reactor, which will "be used for the first time in several decades outside the navy, but for other needs ". What specific needs of the Pentagon are we talking about in this case?, not specified.
When this is added, that low-power nuclear reactors "among other things" are planned to be "used in programs for the study of celestial bodies - the Moon, Mars and not only ". Why did the US suddenly need to send nuclear reactors into space, where energy can be obtained even with solar panels? The American administration declares, that nuclear reactors will be used in space supposedly there, where "there is no possibility of obtaining energy from the sun".
In general, this decree looks like, to put it mildly, controversial. It is assumed, that it could be a prologue to Washington's deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space, what is currently prohibited by international norms. But is there any international norm for the current United States?, which they are willing to comply? That is why experts suspected the United States' readiness to implement the plan., by placing nuclear weapons in space.
And this decree Trump is also called "a difficult legacy for the 46th president. – Biden ". But is it against the placement of nuclear weapons (to start – nuclear reactors) Joe Biden himself in space – open to question.