The final countdown for the operation of SPIDER has started. All its systems are connected and engineers together with scientists are getting ready to turn the switch on and start testing. It’s the result of a successful international collaboration of various Parties, from inside and outside Europe, working together to bring fusion energy a step closer.
After their intense journey by road, air and sea, the JT-60SA Toroidal Field (TF) coils #17 and #20 reached the JT-60SA Naka site in Japan on Wednesday morning (21 February).
On Wednesday 14 February, the heartbeat of the impressive ITER Cryogenic facility started to beat faster welcoming on its premises the first of the six gaseous helium (GHe) tanks that Europe has been responsible to manufacture.