Category Archives: Space Solar Power

Posta about space based solar power and solar power satellites

White House petition proposes space solar power as national energy and space goal

Courtesy KurzweilAI.net: A petition to the White House to task the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to examine space solar power (SSP) as a new energy and space goal for the U.S. has been posted on the … Continue reading

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Paths to Space Settlement

The latest paper in the NSS Journal of Space Settlement is “Paths to Space Settlement” by Al Globus. ABSTRACT A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers … Continue reading

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Predicts Bright Future for Space Solar Power

Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. See 2 short BBC News videos on this story. … Continue reading

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First Major International Space Solar Power Organization Includes the National Space Society

The Global Space Solar Power Working Group (Global SSP-WG) has held its first meeting at the European Space Agency in Paris, France. All of the world’s major SSP players were represented, except for the Chinese. National Space Society CEO Mark … Continue reading

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1st Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition

The Space Generation Advisory Council is announcing a partnership with the International Astronautical Federation’s Space Power Committee (SPC) to organise and run the 1st Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition. The competition aims to challenge entrants … Continue reading

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Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a paper by Lewis M. Fraas of JX Crystals Inc, Issaquah, WA, on “Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night.” An abstract is below; the … Continue reading

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International SunSat Design Competition

The SunSat Design Competition is an international contest intended to accelerate the design, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as electricity. Registration:  May 2012 – January 6, … Continue reading

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Moon Mines: Visionary or Senseless?

Editorial by Al Globus, December 2011 Do lunar mines make sense? The answer depends on what you want to do in space. If what you want is something close to what we have now: a booming commercial communication satellite business … Continue reading

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NSS Space Settlement Journal

The NSS Space Settlement Journal has commenced publication this month, beginning with two new papers: A Contemporary Analysis of the O’Neill – Glaser Model for Space-based Solar Power and Habitat Construction by Peter A. Curreri, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, … Continue reading

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International SunSat Design Competition

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