Proposed Manned Interstellar Vehicle Assumes Supertech

Solar One is a proposed manned interstellar spaceship that needlessly combines multiple super-technologies. If the three main technologies existed then the other two technologies would not be needed. It assumes the Navy Salvatore Pais Plasma Compression Fusion Device could exist. Pais’ patent claims it could produce upwards of one gigawatt (one billion watts) to 1 …

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Energy in Context and Correcting a Critic

Nextbigfuture has tracked and analyzed nuclear fusion, nuclear fission and other energy. Nextbigfuture has dozens of articles comparing all energy sources based on safety using the deaths per terawatt hour metric. In 2008, Nextbigfuture had its first death per terawatt-hours for all energy sources. Nextbigfuture has written hundreds of articles about air pollution and the …

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Picosecond Lasers and Avalanche Reactions Generate 1 Billion Times Fusion Reactions

HB-11 Energy has published its progress towards generating commercial nuclear fusion using a dual laser method. the University of New South Wales reports that HB11 Energy has been granted patents for its laser-driven technique for creating fusion energy. They would use a largely empty metal sphere, where a modestly sized HB11 fuel pellet is held …

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Megawatt Class Direct Fusion Drive For 25X ISP and 3 Times Faster to Pluto

Princeton Satellite has had various NASA, SBIR and IR&D grants to develop a multi- megawatt-class nuclear fusion propulsion and space power system. This funding has enabled them to precisely simulate their designs and performed experiments. They have stated they would need $100 million and five years to actually make a full megawatt propulsion system. They …

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General Fusion Has Over US$100 Million to Make a Fusion Demo Plant

General Fusion has successfully closed USD$65 million with a Series E round led by Temasek (Singapore fund). There was US$38 million (C$50 million) released from the Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. The total funds recently made available to General Fusion is over US$100 million. They will use the money to design, construct, and subsequently operate its …

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raised Another $115 Million to Reach ARC Fusion Commercialization Phase Starting 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a startup commercializing fusion energy, has raised $115 million and closed its Series A round. New participants in the round include Future Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Safar Partners, Schooner Capital, and Starlight Ventures who join Eni, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, The Engine and other investors committed to supporting …

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Near Term Laser Space Propulsion to Move Twenty Times Faster in the Solar System

This is an update of the system under development by John Brophy and his team and it will use a kilometer-scale, multi-hundred-megawatt phased-array laser to beam power to a vehicle that converts it to electrical power for a multi-megawatt electric propulsion system that produces a specific impulse of 58,000 s. This will enable velocities of …

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Latest International Tokamak Project Plans Plasma Net Gain Goals in 2039

The latest (sept 2018) ITER Research Plan within the Staged Approach (Level III – Provisional Version) plans for plasma net gain goals to be achieved in 2039. What is Q? What then is the meaning of Q? Quantitatively, Q is the out-versus-in power amplification ratio of the fusion reaction: the ratio of the amount of …

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American Physical Society Uses 15 Nextbigfuture Articles to Track Date Slippage of Fusion

Daniel L. Jassby is retired researcher from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and he wrote an article about Voodoo Fusion for the American Physical Society. It has 15 citations of Nextbigfuture articles to track the slippage in promised dates for nuclear fusion projects. Daniel noted that Nextbigfuture tracks all of the date claims and progress …

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Nuclear Fusion Z-Pinch Progress with Staged Z-Pinch LTD 10MA Generator

The University of Reno Nevada National Terawatt Facility and commercial company, US Nuclear and MIFTEC, were able to generate the most powerful neutron flux from fusion power ever achieved by a private company. They will scale up to a 10 MegaAmp version of their machine. This will have ten times the amperate and should generate …

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