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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Stress corrosion cracking and welding nonconformities are behind ITER’s fresh delays
The ITER Organization is working on a new baseline schedule for the magnetic confinement fusion experiment launched in 1985 and now under construction in southern France. First plasma was scheduled for December 2025 and deuterium-tritium operations for 2035 under a schedule approved in November 2016 that will soon be shelved. In addition to impacts from COVID-19 delays and uncertainty resulting from Russia’s war in Ukraine, ITER leaders must now factor in repair time for “component challenges.”
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Monday, June 14, 2021|1:00–2:45PM EDT
Jeffrey C. King (Colorado School of Mines)
John Starkey (ANS)
The rapid progress towards the commercial development of space has significantly changed the landscape for the deployment of space nuclear technologies. Where space nuclear power was once the nearly exclusive domain of the Department of Energy and NASA, there is now a commercially driven demand for space nuclear technologies to support private space exploration missions and in-situ resource utilization efforts. In parallel, private companies (both start-ups and long-established reactor vendors) are emerging to meet this demand. This panel will examine the exciting new world of commercial space nuclear technology development. Alan Boyle, contributing editor to GeekWire, will moderate a round table discussion on opportunities for space nuclear power technologies in the context of commercial space development.
Each of the panelists will start with a brief talk about their perspective on space nuclear technologies, followed by a discussion led by the moderator. Finally, the panel will take questions from the audience.
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