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UK clean space propulsion systems and services company Pulsar Fusion has formed a partnership with USA-based Princeton Satellite Systems to use artificial intelligence (AI) to design a hyper-fast space rocket capable of reaching Mars in only 30 days.

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023
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After successful recommissioning in autumn 2022, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion device at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) has achieved some significant breakthroughs. In 2023, an energy turnover of 1 gigajoule was targeted, but researchers have now achieved 1.3 gigajoules. Moreover, a new record for discharge time was achieved, with the hot plasma maintained for eight minutes.

Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
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Toshiba Corporation has been commissioned by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to manufacture four toroidal field coils for the ITER fusion reactor, under construction in Cadarache, France. In other ITER news, Europe has completed manufacture of a semi-prototype of the Blanket First Wall (left).

Date: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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UK companies have formed a consortium to bid for construction of the main reactor vacuum vessel of the Euro 5 Bn ITER (International Tokamak Experimental Reactor) nuclear fusion reactor being built in Cadarache, France. The consortium, led by Davy Markham, a specialist in fabrication and machining of large structures, and precision fabricator Metalcraft, and the engineering consultancy AMEC. The Welding Institute has offered to provide specialist support that will be needed during the construction of the Vacuum Vessel segments.

Date: Friday, 27 March 2009
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