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by Skipjack
Fri May 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2086
Views: 224930

Re: SpaceX News

krenshala wrote:Looks like todays launch was aborted at T-58 seconds, and is rescheduled for tomorrow (11 May). Not sure on the time, however.

From what I have read it is 16:14 eastern.
by Skipjack
Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 182479

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Seems like they managed to raise over a million :)
by Skipjack
Thu May 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 25
Views: 2010

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

Hello and welcome! Congrats on your great achievement! I am very surprised and excited by the fact that you managed to get ReBCO magnets working already, when even the MIT is still researching them (and so is Tokamak Energy)! Your goals are ambitious, but I do wish you the very best of success and h...
by Skipjack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton FRC work
Replies: 32
Views: 6753

Re: Princeton FRC work

Interview with Sam Cohen from PPPL on his PFRC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hypz3Qvq2Qs
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It is great that Helion Energy has been able to collect 30 MUSD over the past three years. Having their team expanded to 24 persons sounds also good. But unless they really publish something solid there could be a risk that the cash flow dries up if they encounter unexpected problems with the machi...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"I just want to add that. Clearly Peter Thiel does, or he would not be investing in Helion." You make a good point that it would indeed be easy for Thiel to let key people know the positive status of the Fusion race. That is a good point, but it may be also that he does not want funds to ...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"He has no clue about fusion and even if he does, he clearly does not care." None of the politicians or business people have a clue, and the second part of your comment is a reflection of your own imaginings. $$ US were accelerated into ITER, no doubt the money goes to US supplied compone...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

The article is interesting with the claim that Helion Energy would have a break even capable device ready this year. Experiments with a new machine will take some time just to understand it and achieve previous results. It would be really nice to have a scientific paper from Helion Energy. If they ...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

TAE Copernicus is a huge machine, which surprises me, which shows my ignorance on the details. But Helion is going for small, 50 MWe, (net?) which is perfect for incremental installations for utilities, especially smaller one, co-ops, municipals, yet Helion seems to think utilities would not be int...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

In the mean time, it appears the Chinese have been leveraging their access to ITER in an attempt to surge ahead on their own... http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-43792655 Why the U.S. government and industry doesn't wake the fook up is beyond me. Fusion is going to happen, and who gets there...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 45673

Re: More Helion Energy news....

And Helion Energy is getting close! Very close! The article seems to be a bit sketchy on the details but the message is clear. Helion is on the path to beat them all to break even! Helion Energy believes it’s making progress in this arena by building the latest in a series of prototype generators, w...
by Skipjack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 131
Views: 26716

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I found the 8¢/kWh target disheartening. Nevermind gas, even wind/solar + storage is going to be beating that before TAE would have any potential to have something to market. Those don't work everywhere and gas will go up, I am sure about that. And the 8 cent might only be the beginning. Look how m...
by Skipjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2086
Views: 224930

Re: SpaceX News

Also in the news today: It seems like SpaceX got officially cleared of all wrong doing in regards to the failed Zuma launch. It was NG's payload adapter that had recently been modified and failed to release the payload in zero G. Which is why the payload ended up falling into the ocean together with...
by Skipjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2086
Views: 224930

Re: SpaceX News

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhVk3y3A0yB/
Tooling for the main tanks of BFS has arrived at SpaceX.
by Skipjack
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 447641

Re: Mach Effect progress

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/04/what-would-solar-system-travel-be-like-with-scaled-mach-effect-propellantless-propulsion.html With solar panels now allegedly above 1 kW/kg, a solar array should be fine for the inner solar system. That could bring down system weight considerably compared to a n...

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