- The key to the Skunk Works system is their tube-like design, which allows them to bypass one of the limitations of classic fusion reactor designs, which are very limited in the amount of plasma they can hold and makes them huge in size.
- This architecture allows it to be 10 times smaller at the same power output of something like theITER, which is expected to generate 500 MW in the 2020s. This is crucial for the use of fusion in all kind of applications, not only in giant, expensive power plants.
- They would like to get to a prototype in five years. Five years after that, they expect to have a fully operative model ready to go into full-scale production, capable of generating 100MW—enough to power a large cargo ship or a 80,000-home city—and measure 23 x 42 feet.
Lockheed Martin's New Fusion Reactor Can Power a City and Fit Inside a Semi-Truck
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