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by Skipjack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 820
Views: 222418

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

by Skipjack
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton FRC work
Replies: 34
Views: 20915

Re: Princeton FRC work

Princeton Fusion Systems, which is a subsidiary of Princeton Satellite Systems got 1.25 million from ARPA-E to fund further development of Sam Cohen's PFRC. This is good news, since despite some impressive progress over the years, the PFRC has always been a bit of a stepchild at PPPL with just enoug...
by Skipjack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 180
Views: 60367

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Someone said on reddit that Binderbauer was misquoted and that the two year time frame is not correct. It will be more like 5 years until they demonstrate break even.
by Skipjack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 180
Views: 60367

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I would be interested if Skipjack has heard from his sources what Helion is targeting for 'proof of science'. They should be close too based on his previous unofficial reports. Helion has been very quiet and they barely release any new information. The only things I posted about were things that ha...
by Skipjack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 180
Views: 60367

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Yes, I have since then found it. Thanks guys! I find it quite large, at least compared to their original projected plant sizes. I guess things did not always quite turn out as planned, or maybe they are still planning to optimize the scale after Initial commercialization (and the larger funds that t...
by Skipjack
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 180
Views: 60367

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

The scale of the TAE Technologies devices is becoming impressive. Norman is about 30 m long, Copernicus is planned to be more than 45 m long and the power plant plan is for a device almost 110 m long. These are linear devices and that gives of course a lot ot benefits, but they will still be rather...
by Skipjack
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 180
Views: 60367

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

This is excellent news and will be a great boost to fusion research and fusion companies that are looking for funding. Once one entity has achieved break even, the stigma will be broken and money will start to flow.
by Skipjack
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 454
Views: 105663

Re: General Fusion in the news

Looks like they still have ways to go. Next prototype will only be 10% of Lawson.
by Skipjack
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 396
Views: 114048

Re: EMC2 news

China gets free tech... now there is a man tough to negotiate with. You do realize that Tesla gave away all of their patents for free years ago? Also, from what I understand, the Chinese are putting quite a bit of their own money behind this as well. The physics behind Helion's technology were publ...
by Skipjack
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 396
Views: 114048

Re: EMC2 news

And then we have Elon Musk swoop in and build a multi- billion- USD factory in China and all the top dogs there seem to be very happy about it. Lots of handshakes and kind words about renewed partnership. It may just be politician talk, but maybe, just maybe, he might be a better diplomat than the d...
by Skipjack
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 344497

Re: SpaceX News

I still wished that they had looked into making the Starship and SSTO for launching Starlink satellites. Yes, payload would be small, but enough for Starlink. Starlink will need hundreds of launches. That would be a great way to get operational experience quickly and SSTOs have a (small) operational...
by Skipjack
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 344497

Re: SpaceX News

Or maybe a totally different problem is being fixed by the SS https://www.wired.com/story/a-spacex-delivery-capsule-may-be-contaminating-the-iss/ Edit but the more I read and think about it Nasa might be clipping wings on this new bird. I just read the bracket report and I thing they are so resista...
by Skipjack
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 45
Views: 23737

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Thanks for posting that! Seems like they made some progress this year, but still a long way to go. At least looks like their current path forward has funding, which is always a good thing. Hope it works out for them, though 200 to 1000 tonnes is not exactly "compact" anymore.
by Skipjack
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: First Light Fusion News
Replies: 0
Views: 950

First Light Fusion News

Seems like they got some funding and are moving ahead with their prototype. They hope to reach break even in 2024 (I guess that depends on funding). https://www.theengineer.co.uk/first-light-fusion-ukaea/ Edit: This article has some more information on the company and their approach. It is still not...
by Skipjack
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 344497

Re: SpaceX News

SpaceX really is on the way towards making spaceflight routine. The great advantage that they have is that they can tear down re- flown boosters and see where the margins need improvement (or where they are too high). Despite the fact that they have shifted focus towards Starship (formerly BFR), Fal...

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