Burn criteria for generic fusion reactors in space
Significant differences in the choice of materials, subsystems, and working principles of the fusion reactor as
such can be expected.
In this context it is helpful to identify which technologies would play a key role and need to be
fostered. It appears to be reasonable to follow the approach of “option reduction”, i.e. we ask which technology will
probably NOT play a role.
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