Category Archives: Space Solar Power

Posta about space based solar power and solar power satellites

Joint Study Group Recommends U.S.-India Develop Space-Based Solar Power

A Joint Study Group Report between the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Institute India recommends that “relevant U.S. and Indian government agencies should conduct a joint feasibility study on a cooperative program to develop space-based solar power … Continue reading

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NASA's "Ride the Light" Program

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The larger of the two awards has gone to NASA’s “Ride the Light” concept which seeks to provide external power on demand for aerospace vehicles and other applications. The concept … Continue reading

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China Academy of Sciences Unveils Plan for Space Solar Power

Wang Xiji of the China Academy of Sciences, speaking at the China Energy Environment Summit on August 28, described a study on space solar power completed last month by the Academy. The study outlined technology development and authentication by 2020 … Continue reading

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Kalam Advocates World Space Council at China Energy Summit

In an address at the opening ceremony of the China Energy and Environment Summit on August 27, former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam suggested the implementation of a World Space Council among the space-faring nations. “One of the important … Continue reading

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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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