Category Archives: Space Solar Power

Posta about space based solar power and solar power satellites

International Space Solar Power Symposium Videos Now Online

Videos from the 2011 International Space Solar Power Symposium are the latest addition to the Space Solar Power Library on the National Space Society website. Space Solar Power: The First International Assessment of Opportunities, Issues, and Potential Pathways Forward John … Continue reading

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NSS to Attend China Energy Summit

NSS members including Mark Hopkins (NSS CEO), David Dunlop (Region 6 Director), and Dr. Feng Hsu (formerly of NASA and now Senior Vice President of Space Energy Group) will attend the China Energy and Environment Summit in Beijing on August … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power May Be within Our Grasp

According to National Space Society Director Al Globus, the development of thin-film solar cells may bring the reality of space solar power closer than ever. Solar power originated roughly 50 years ago to power the satellites just beginning to orbit … Continue reading

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British Research Team Will Test Laser for Space Based Solar Power

Using small solar satellites that beam power to Earth has recently become a popular idea. Various groups have shown an interest, including the military for remote expeditions and governments that can use it for disaster relief and even remote desalination … Continue reading

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SpaceWorks Commercial Releases Analysis of Its First Revenue Space Solar Power Satellite Concept

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a new paper released by SpaceWorks Commercial entitled “Operational Demonstration of Space Solar Power (SSP): Economic Analysis of a First Revenue Satellite (FRS)” [PDF], presented at the recent 28th … Continue reading

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Making Space Solar Power Available Globally for Fukushima-Like Emergencies

[Mumbai, June 26] Indian news agency PTI quotes a National Space Society Director on a plan to provide electricity in case of a Fukushima-type or other emergency. “Any equipment placed in space is totally immune to fires, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power with Small, Operational Single-Launch Satellites

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a paper by Al Globus which he presented at the 2011 International Space Development Conference: Towards an Early Profitable Power Satellite Part II. Globus investigated technologies and designs that … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power: Recent Conceptual Progress

Lowering launch costs is critical for developing space solar power. Keith Henson at The Oil Drum proposes using Reaction Engine’s Skylon Rocket in a novel way: the second stage propulsion would be hydrogen heated by an array of ground-based lasers.

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Constructing Cislunar Infrastructure – ISDC 2011

ISDC conference report by Dave Fischer If those who think Mars is sufficiently hard to get to and remain to settle are correct, or those who think that it would be a terrible mistake to go to Mars and return … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power – A Multi-National Power Resource

SENIOR INDIAN RESEARCHER BACKS JOINT US-INDIA DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE SOLAR POWER – A MULTI-NATIONAL POWER SOURCE Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, a Senior Fellow at India’s Institute of Security Studies, and Senior Fellow at India’s Observer Research Foundation, is urging the … Continue reading

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