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Lockheed Compact Fusion Reactor

Can this be real?

 

The Skunk Works mind-set and “the pace that people work at here is ridiculously fast,” he says. “We would like to get to a prototype in five generations. If we can meet our plan of doing a design-build-test generation every year, that will put us at about five years, and we’ve already shown we can do that in the lab.”

The early reactors will be designed to generate around 100 MW and fit into transportable units measuring 23 X 43 ft. “That’s the size we are thinking of now. You could put it on a semi-trailer, similar to a small gas turbine, put it on a pad, hook it up and can be running in a few weeks,”

Thomas McGuire, AviationWeek interview (see link below)

Wow …

Links

http://m.aviationweek.com/technology/skunk-works-reveals-compact-fusion-reactor-details

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/lockheed-martins-new-fusion-reactor-design-can-change-h-1646578094

http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-bash-lockheed-on-nuclear-fusion-2014-10