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MAST Upgrade recognised with prestigious award

The team behind the complex engineering of UKAEA’s new fusion experiment, MAST Upgrade, have been recognised with a prestigious industry award. The Royal Academy of Engineering’s (RAEng) Major Project Award was presented by David Eyton CBE FREng, Executive Vice President,…
Curtis Woodley
July 23, 2021
UKAEA Fusion Technology Facility in YorkshireNews

First look at Yorkshire Fusion Technology Facility

Culham's fusion technology programme is expanding to a new site in South Yorkshire – and here is a sneak preview of the newly-opened facility. The site – which will be home to the CHIMERA test rig – will work…
Nick Holloway
June 9, 2021
Tim Peake at MAST UpgradeNews

Star man becomes star maker

British astronaut, and former International Space Station crew member, Tim Peake, visited Culham on Wednesday 26 May to officially open the MAST Upgrade fusion experiment. In the last six months since beginning operations, MAST Upgrade has already produced some very…
Nick Holloway
May 27, 2021
MAST Upgrade - illustration of the Super-X divertorNews

MAST Upgrade: the vertical challenge

A new control system on Culham's MAST Upgrade experiment automatically keeps the superhot plasma fuel in check within milliseconds – allowing physicists to carry out key research with the machine’s world-first Super-X divertor system. The divertor region of ‘tokamak’ fusion…
Nick Holloway
April 30, 2021
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