Re: Lockheed being a tease

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Message posted by FromAcrossTheOcean (Member since 04/21/2021) on March 15, 2023 at 6:24:56 PST:

Nuclear fusion is still at the stage of basic research in physics and such things never gonna fly:

"a milestone that tantalized the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) community for more than 60 years and launching the age of controlled fusion ignition in the laboratory."

"safe to use in nuclear environments" very likely refers to conditions after explosion of a nuclear (fission) weapon (aka "atomic bomb") or thermonuclear (fusion) bomb

Nuclear (fission) powered aircraft were put to rest for a very good reason in the late 1950s already:

Radioisotope "batteries" can be used as a source of electricity but for a good reason are normally restricted to deep-space missions, although the USSR used some to supply electricity to facilities in the Arctic. Already that is a pretty bad idea if you forget to properly dispose them off later - and putting them on a high-performance aircraft even less so.

In Reply to: Re: Lockheed being a tease posted by Casper on March 14, 2023 at 13:49:14 PST:


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