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Skipjack
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First Light Fusion News

Postby Skipjack » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:28 am

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 entirely clear to me what they are trying to do.
From what I understand they will need to increase driver velocity by a factor of 10 (100 km/s) for break even and 50 (500 km/s) for a powerplant. That seems ambitious.
https://www.neimagazine.com/features/fe ... n-6717317/

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