Russia starts developing nuclear power unit for joint lunar station with China, RIA says

Roscosmos head Yury Borisov speaks with journalists at Baikonur Cosmodrome

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has started developing a nuclear power plant for its planned joint lunar station with China, the RIA news agency cited Yuri Borisov, the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, as saying on Wednesday.

In March, Borisov said Moscow was considering the idea of powering the station using nuclear energy.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Andrew Heavens)