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PowerSat: a technology demonstration of a solar power satellite

PowerSat: a technology demonstration of a solar power satellite

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Published by University of Alaska, School of Engineering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Fairbanks, Alaska, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Design analysis.,
  • Energy requirements.,
  • Energy technology.,
  • Microwave power beaming.,
  • Satellite power transmission.,
  • Solar cells.,
  • Solar energy conversion.,
  • Solar power satellites.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-197210.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15402923M

      Solutions and issues Showing of 45 messages. then perhaps we will have a fighting chance for a useful Powersat demonstration within five (5) years from now. far more speculative than the straightforward technology of using solar power to make hydrogen from rain water and upgrade the fuels taken in trade - all using s technology. PowerSat Files Patent That Accelerates Viability Of Space Solar Power (SSP) Satellite Systems: Two advanced technologies reduce the cost of developing a new base load generation system from space by roughly $1 billion - PowerSat - June

    Space solar power may well emerge as a serious candidate among the options for meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. Space Solar Power Satellite Technology Development at the Glenn Research Center—An Overview. James E. Dudenhoefer and Patrick J. George, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.   On Sun, 24 Jun , Dr. Argent wrote: > IIRC, there were all sorts of environmental and safety concerns -- real and > imagined about using microwaves to deliver energy to Earth's surface.

    Share & Embed. Embed Script. Size (px). A direct sequel to The Precipice () and addition to Bova's near/medium-future series about humanity's expansion through the solar maniac industrialist Martin Humphries intends to control the entire solar system, and key to his plan is the asteroid belt with its virtually limitless resources of metals (for ailing Earth's industries) and volatiles (for the fledgling .


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PowerSat: a technology demonstration of a solar power satellite Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. PowerSat: a technology demonstration of a solar power satellite. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in outer space and distributing it to ial advantages of collecting solar energy in space include a higher collection rate and a longer collection period due to the lack of a diffusing atmosphere, and the possibility of placing a solar collector in an orbiting location where there is no night.

Solar Power Satellite: lt;p|>||||| ||||| |||Space-based solar power| (|SBSP|) is the concept of collecting |solar powe World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation. A solar power satellite, or SPS or Powersat, as originally proposed would be a satellite built in high Earth orbit that uses microwave power transmission to beam solar power to a very large antenna on Earth.

Advantages of placing the solar collector s in space include the unobstructed view of the Sun, unaffected by the day/night cycle, weather, or seasons.

Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA’s Space Solar Power Investment Strategy. National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences,95 pages.

An evaluation of NASA’s Space Solar Power (SSP) Exploratory Research and Technology (SERT) program conducted in [buy hard copy]. Darel Preble, Chair of the Space Solar Power Workshop at Georgia Tech. Audio only from forthcoming video. J 60 minutes. Col. “Coyote” Smith, USAF, Director of the Space Based Solar Power Feasibility Study for the National Security Space Office.

J Edward M. Lerner worked in high tech for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of that time writing science fiction as a hobby. Since he has written full-time, and his books run the gamut from technothrillers, like Small Miracles, to traditional SF, like his InterstellarNet series, to, with Larry Niven, the grand space epic Fleet of Worlds series of /5(11).

A fortuitous near-earth asteroid has been pushed into earth orbit and mined to build an American-controlled power transmission satellite. Russian saboteurs, aided by radical Gaiaists, attempt to take out the satellite and most or the worlds clean /5.

And then, from the darkness of space, came Phoebe. Rather than divert the onrushing asteroid, America captured it into Earth orbit. Solar power satellites—cheaply mass-produced in orbit with resources mined from the new moon, to beam vast amounts of power to the ground—offer America its last, best hope of avoiding servitude and economic ruin/5(14).

Solar power satellites and microwave power transmission 1. Solar Power Satellites and Microwave Power Transmission GOURAV KUMAR PRADHAN UNIVERSITY CHENNAI EEE DEPARTMENT 2. Outline Background Solar Power Satellite Microwave Power Transmission Current Designs Legal Issues Conclusion 3.

A giant leap toward space-based solar power Los Angeles Times. A Manhattan Beach start-up called Solaren Corp. seeks to launch an array of giant solar power collectors into or miles above Fresno and beam the energy to Earth.

PG&E has signed a contract to buy the power — if Solaren can make the technology work. RTGs could power a 12 man station, but not a crew base. A nuclear reactor suitable for a crew base cannot be economically scaled down to a 12 man station.

Solar power is easily scaleable. The solar power boom carries four collapsible steerable solar arrays. Total area of solar array is about square meters, power output is 25 kilowatts. For the near-term, a kWe-class “Power Plug” Satellite and a 10 kWe-class Lunar Polar Solar Power outpost are considered as the first steps in using these WPT options for SSP.

Moon powersat. In more recent times, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced in it had conducted ground demonstration testing of wireless power transmission to serve as the core technology of space solar power systems “that are expected to be the power generation systems of the future.”.

The Space-based solar power plant has minimal impact on the placing the satellite into their proper orbit, natural fuels like H2, O2, etc will be made use of. When in proper operations, this power plant will have zero carbon emissions thus making the environment free from mercury and sulfur footprints.

The SSP Ground Receiver Station, which Author: Thevision. Surprisingly, the SOLAR POWERSAT. ORBITAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM GROUND RECEIVING STATION SUNLIGHT j ^L-j^| R A D ABSORBER AREA = A £ R = O___ *, A T AREA = A R 0 1 - Ill*/ II/'/ / 1 //// / II / 1 Uli I Iii/ / III'/ Figure 1: Solar Power Satellite Concept / ^ s f ASSUMPTIONS CONCENTRATOR-ABSORBER E F F I C I E N C Y = E N G I N E E F Author: Gordon R.

Woodcock. The idea of beaming solar power down from orbital powersats is not exactly new. It was first proposed (that I know of) inand got a fair amount of attention during the energy-crisis years of the late s and s.

I'll confess to having always regarded the idea as including an excessive coefficient of hype. Solar power satellites therefore have the potential to be around ten times more efficient than ground-based solar power installations.

Designs for a space-based solar power system were first developed by an American engineer called Peter Glaser, who in obtained a patent for his 'method and apparatus for converting solar radiation to. We have to work hard to make this point, based on early but careful analysis of several studies including one done by Seattle Lunar Group Studies (SLuG), the think tank of an earlier iteration of the Seattle L5 chapter, which indicated that a solar power satellite of set power output could be built of 92% lunar materials at a (greater) weight.

Power was collected by solar panels and channelled into a sophisticated power system to blast enemies from the sky. a microwave power satellite is turned into a Kill Sat by a bunch of terrorists. both the American Joint Strike Force and the European Enforcers Corps have access to Kill Sat technology.

The latter have your usual laser. space solar power in fiction. wath do you think about moving this part in another page? half of it talks about catastrophes or weapons, it makes sps looks bad--Beaucouplusneutre17 June (UTC) I don't think there's enough for a page alone.

I also don't think moving as a way to sanitize is a good idea.A key element of the system, the power beaming capability, has enjoyed a wide range of demonstrations in a variety of modes, principally employing microwaves and lasers. Yet, inan operational solar power satellite (SPS) system does not exist and it would appear that an initial capability is likely at least a decade away.Spacecraft Power Systems The solar array, in particular, requires protection against radiation damage.

The geosynchronous satellites orbiting at times the Earth radius are way outside the inner proton belt and at the outer edge of the outer electron belt. Therefore, they are exposed to only a small part of the outer electron belt.