Lockheed Martin wants to make way for the “true atomic age” with a compact fusion reactor.
Last fall, Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company located in the United States, announced that their advanced projects team, Skunk Works, is in the process of developing a compact fusion reactor that could be ready within a decade, with a prototype ready in just five years.
Claiming that it will offer a clean source of energy, with zero emissions and energy that is three to four times more powerful than the energy released via fission, Lockheed Martin has positioned nuclear fusion as a possible solution to our global energy crisis. Discover more about Lockheed Martin’s compact fusion research and development in the below video and discover how it could potentially restart the atomic age!
For more information, an explanation of fusion versus fission, possible future benefits of compact fusion, and more, visit the Compact Fusion page on the Lockheed Martin website.
Read more about compact fusion and Lockheed Martin from the below news sources:
- Does Lockheed Martin Really Have a Breakthrough Fusion Machine? via MIT Technology Review
- Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project via Reuters
- A Working Nuclear Fusion Reactor In Three Years? Really? via Forbes
- What Lockheed’s nuclear fusion news means to those of us who barely passed physics class via Washington Business Journal