JAXA (the Japanese Space Agency) is first up to develop and launch an SSP satellite. Snapshot of conference slide by ExWeb (click to enlage).
Power beamed straight to deployed forward units would ease soldiers packs. Snapshot of conference slide by ExWeb (click to enlarge).
Rooms were bigger and audiences were larger than last. This time around, Boeing was in place; so was the Canadian Space Agency and NASA. Snapshot of conference slide by ExWeb (click to enlarge).
Rooms were bigger and audiences were larger than last. This time around, Boeing was in place; so was Raytheon, the Canadian Space Agency, and NASA. Snapshot of conference slide by ExWeb (click to enlarge).
Advocates such as Dr Feng Hsu (Lead Engineer, Frontier Space Missions, NASA GSFC) said that the technology would offer higher power/unit land area than other renewables. Image by ExplorersWeb (click to enlarge).
Some of the pioneers...
...and their growing audience. Images by ExplorersWeb (click to enlarge).
Two years ago, Dr Nobuyuki Kaya, researcher in Radio Engineering, Geophysics and Plasma Physics in Japan took a red eye to US to show his shoestring experiment with Space Solar Power. Insert image of Kaya over a model of a Trestle space solar power unit - an autonomous assembly by teams of coordinated robots funded by a NSF/NASA/EPRI program. Dr Kaya's note was moderated by NASA veteran John Mankins who left the agency due to his disagreement with NASA's policy on solar power researc..
ExWeb 2009 Space report, part 3 - Manna from Heaven: Space Solar Power
Posted: Sep 17, 2009 11:03 pm EDT
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