Lockheed Martin claims to have a fusion reactor built in the next 5 years. How would this technology work, and what would this mean for the world? Trace explains.
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Lockheed Martin’s Plan to Make Fusion (Finally) a Reality
“Lockheed Martin’s secret fusion power program came out of hiding last week. This week, the Skunk Works engineer in charge of the ambitious effort met with reporters to explain just how the defense giant plans to make fusion the real deal within five to 10 years.”
Lockheed Martin’s fusion goals meet scepticism
“Lockheed Martin formally entered the nuclear-fusion arena on 15 October, laying out a 10-year roadmap to commercialize a reactor that would fit on the back of a lorry.”
Mr. Fusion? Compact Fusion Reactor Will be Available in 5 Years Says Lockheed-Martin
“The Farnsworth Fusor; Pons and Fleishmann. It seems the trail to fusion energy has long gone cold — stone cold, that is, and not cold as in cold fusion.”
Does Lockheed Martin Really Have a Breakthrough Fusion Machine?
“Lockheed Martin’s announcement last week that it had secretly developed a promising design for a compact nuclear fusion reactor has met with excitement but also skepticism over the basic feasibility of its approach.”
“It’s no secret that our Skunk Works® team often finds itself on the cutting edge of technology.”
Harnessing the Energy of Nuclear Fusion Reactions with Superconductors and Lasers
“What do a six-ton superconductor and the world’s largest laser have in common? Both are fundamental components in two very different approaches to harnessing the energy of nuclear fusion reactions.”
“Skunk Works is an official alias for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP), formerly called Lockheed Advanced Development Projects.”
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