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US ITER Project Update

ITER will produce and control a self-sustaining fusion power source plus deliver a first-of-a-kind fusion R&D resource to support practical fusion energy development. ITER will also deliver experience and know-how relevant for reliable, economical fusion systems:

  • Fusion gain up to a Q of 10 (10 x power out)
  • Fusion power up to 500 MW
  • Duration of 400 seconds at high power or 3000 seconds at lower power
  • Deuterium-Tritium (DT) fuel cycle with testing of closed-cycle fuel production
  • Industrial-scale fusion systems integration and operations
  • Licensing to demonstrate safety features for a licensed fusion power plant

As an R&D facility, ITER will provide exceptional resources for fusion energy:

  • Flexible operations to address needs of different plasma scenarios and fusion configurations
  • Long durations to aid operational studies
  • Extensive diagnostics to measure performance
  • Expertise to support industrial R&D needs


Last Updated: March 24, 2023 - 1:59 pm