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by Skipjack
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 44
Views: 38542

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Big!
by Skipjack
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

I've been studying one of the Helion patents https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/2c/29/ff/ecc112b8c05e46/US20170011811A1.pdf . and have some questions... In Fig. 3: The "80 percent" refers to the fraction of energy, the fraction of reactions, the fraction of He-3, or what? 80 percent and 4 ...
by Skipjack
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Turns out the video footage was actually taken 4 months ago.
by Skipjack
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Oops! Forgot the link to the video, Corrected now LOL.
by Skipjack
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Fantastic video with new insights into Helion's current activities. We see some of the build progress of Polaris and some other never before seen shots!
A bit light on the physics and engineering information, but great overall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GJtGpvE1sQ
by Skipjack
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

David Kirtley weighing in on the purpose of the new capacitor production facility. Looks like Polaris timeline will be accelerated by this.
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by Skipjack
Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Well, I would say at least the first iteration of what a single factory street for producing fusion generators could look like. I assume that their experiences with that and Polaris will then help with mass production.
by Skipjack
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

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by Skipjack
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

https://twitter.com/Helion_Energy/status/1567561881052913664?s=20&t=WoaUJUl74lKxJWTyW7rhTg Our new capacitor manufacturing area has been installed! Here, we’re starting to manufacture Polaris capacitors in-house, speeding up our production capabilities. HelionCapacitorKitchen.JPG HelionCapacitorKitc...
by Skipjack
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

All of these ideas look promising. But I will not be convinced its real until they actually start generating power. Until that day come, I still favor Thorium MSR and LFTR fission power as the reliable energy future. Well for Helion it is only about 2 more years of wait time... give or take 6 month...
by Skipjack
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Slow news lately, so just dropping a screenshot of David Kirtley's tweet about the milling machine and the Carina- facility here. For the people who are not on Twitter.
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by Skipjack
Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: News story summarizing current contenders
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: News story summarizing current contenders

Zap is mentioned at the end of the MIFTI paragraph. Amazing that Gates will spend a hundred or two hundred million just to get $50000 in free government money. Sigh. What a grifter. That's the first time I've heard of Helicity Space. I couldn't find anything of substance on their website. Looks lik...
by Skipjack
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: News story summarizing current contenders
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: News story summarizing current contenders

Helion mentioned in one sentence, and that is about funding. Zap Energy is not mentioned. Funny how Gates' project always gets a big splash (Gates is a grifter always on the prowl for magic government money). I lamented that as well. The article seems to be based on the latest INFUSE recipients (wh...
by Skipjack
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 579
Views: 310068

Re: General Fusion in the news

Previously General Fusion was targeting 2025 as the year when their Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) would start operating. For some reason GF now states on their homepage that the FDP start of operations will happen in 2027. The delay is of course unfortunate but hopefully Zap Energy and Helion En...
by Skipjack
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

AFAIK, the first task of the machine shop is to make components for Polaris.