Avalanche is a VC-backed, fusion energy start-up. We are designing, testing and building micro-fusion reactors that you can hold in your hand.
Company - Avalanche Energy
Product/Service - Orbitron
- Space Utilities
- Resources - Energy
Nuclear Fusion Power
- Nuclear Power
- First launch
- Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp
Avalanche is developing a 5kWe power pack called the “Orbitron” in a form-factor the size of a lunch pail. The unique physics of the Orbitron allows for its compact size which is a key enabler for development, scaling, and a wide variety of applications.
The Defense Innovation Unit announced May 17 it selected Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. and Avalanche Energy to develop small nuclear-powered spacecraft for in-space demonstrations planned for 2027.
Avalanche Energy, a venture-backed fusion energy startup also based in Seattle, developed a handheld micro-fusion reactor called Orbitron. “Compared to other fusion concepts, Orbitron devices are promising for space applications as they may be scaled down in size and enable their use as both a propulsion and power source,” said DIU.