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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2015 2:51 pm 
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It has been nearly a year since this thread started. Has anyone heard any updates?

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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2015 12:07 pm 
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I have not seen any recent reports, but I think it is safe to assume the project is still underway.

Molten salt reactor technology has been making news, such as this story about China that you have probably already seen.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/54 ... r-program/

I don't care who wins the race, only that we get cheap, clean energy ASAP.


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PostPosted: May 05, 2016 8:30 pm 
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The Lockheed announcement in October 2014 on their compact fusion work was what led me to discover the Thorium Energy Alliance, Kirk Sorensen, and more.
Christopher Calder wrote:
I don't care who wins the race, only that we get cheap, clean energy ASAP.
I sort of agree with Christopher--implicit in "cheap" is abundant--except that I like the Flibe Energy design goals.

How 'bout Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter Program, eh? That's a serious machine; $98 million a copy?

Program cost:

US$1.508 trillion (total with inflation), US$55.1B for RDT&E, $319.1B for procurement, $4.8B for MILCON, $1123.8B for operations & sustainment

Unit cost:
F-35A: $98M (low rate initial production without engine, full production in 2018 to be $85M)
F-35B: US$104M (low rate initial production without engine)
F-35C: US$116M (low rate initial production without engine)

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