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The 3 Goals of ITER

  1. The goal is to produce a ten-fold return on energy (Q=10), or 500 MW of fusion power from 50 MW of input heating power, and maintain a continuous fusion reaction for 400 seconds.
  2. Demonstration of Fusion Reactor Technologies: Demonstrate the engineering technologies necessary for the burning of plasma.
  3. Tests of Fusion Energy Extraction: Tests will be done to extract heat from nuclear fusion energy generated by burning plasma. In addition, tests for recycling tritium fuel will also be carried out.