1,250 Ton Base of the Cryostat Installed, Fusion Reactor Reaches Major Milestone

published 04.06.2020 18:36

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Procured by India, elements of the base section were delivered to ITER back in December 2015, and the component was finalized by July 2019.

The project was first started by President Ronal Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and now with it has received it's most latest step of a ten-year effort to design, manufacture, deliver, assemble, and weld one of the most crucial components of the ITER machine.

SEE ALSO: NUCLEAR FUSION POWER IN THE 21ST CENTURY The experimental tokamak fusion reactor, which is a nuclear plasma reactor where very hot, charged plasma spins and generates limitless energy, is one of the rare and costly "miniature suns" that we have around the world.

This is a milestone that marks the installation of the first and heaviest component of the ITER fusion machine, WNN reports.

The 30-year-old project International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is getting close to burning hot now that its 1250-tonne steel base of the cryostat, which will cover the magnetic system at cryogenic temperature from the environment, has been installed by engineers.