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Published:May 1999
  • Gerald Falbel
Origin:Presented at the 12th Space Manufacturing Conference of the IAS, Princeton University, May 1999
Abstract:This paper discusses a modified version of the Satellite Solar Power System, (SPS), originally proposed in 1968 by Dr. Peter Glaser of Arthur D. Little Inc. as a series of large, photovoltaic solar collector satellites orbiting at geosynchronous (22,500 mile) altitude. The solar energy collected would be beamed to the earth surface 24 hours a day, using microwave energy (which can pass through cloud cover). This system was studied extensively by several large aerospace companies under the joint sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy and NASA between 1977 and 1980.
  • Satellite Power System Concept System Definition Technical Assessment Report
  • Environmental Assessment for the SPS Microwave Health and Ecological Effects
  • Space Power Free Piston Stirling Engine Scaling Study
Related Entries:
  • SPS
  • US Department of Energy
  • Peter Glaser
  • NASA
  • Rectenna
  • Gary Hudson
Keywords:Habitat:Resources:Lunar , Power:Designs
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