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Solar power from satellites

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. Subcommittee on Aerospace Technology and National Needs.

Solar power from satellites

hearings before the Subcommittee on Aerospace Technology and National Needs of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, January 19 and 21, 1976

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. Subcommittee on Aerospace Technology and National Needs.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar energy -- Research -- United States.,
  • Artificial satellites, American.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references

    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 230 p. :
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14179737M


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Solar power from satellites by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. Subcommittee on Aerospace Technology and National Needs. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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It has actually been studied since the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Solar power satellites (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource. Solar Power Satellites by Don Flournoy Springer, softcover, pp., illus. ISBN US$ Solar Power Satellites is essential reading for anyone with an interest in solar power satellites, especially those new to the topic.

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The concept of solar power satellites has been around a really long time. After the first oil crisis in the 70s the Department of Energy and NASA commissioned $20 million of studies for how solar. Self-assembling satellites are launched into space, along with reflectors and a microwave or laser power transmitter.

Reflectors or inflatable mirrors spread over a vast swath of space, directing solar radiation onto solar panels. These panels convert solar power into either a microwave or a laser, and beam uninterrupted power down to Earth. Peter Glaser, who introduced the idea of using satellites to beam solar energy from space down to Earth, died May 29 at the age of 90 at his home in Lexington, Mass.

ABSTRACT—In this paper, we present the concept of Solar Power Satellites -The solar cells in the satellite will convert sunlight to electricity, which will changed to radio frequency energy, then beamed to a receiver site on earth and reconverted to electricity by using transmitting and receiving antenna with the technology of wirelessFile Size: 1MB.

The satellite, which is only inches in diameter and pounds, was the first solar-powered satellite to be sent into space, on this day in It. Solar panels on spacecraft supply power for two main uses: Power to run the sensors, active heating, cooling and telemetry.

Power for spacecraft propulsion – electric propulsion, sometimes called solar-electric propulsion.; For both uses, a key figure of merit of the solar panels is the specific power (watts generated divided by solar array mass), which indicates on a relative.

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New editions to the Journal will be released three times a year (ISSN A). Then we might obtain solar power for 24 hours every day of the year. This is the idea behind solar-power satellites. A satellite with solar panels to convert light energy into electricity can be put into orbit.

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Communication satellites are a $ billion industry. Is there any space-based industry that could possibly beat that market. 'Solar Power Satellites' shows why and how the space satellite industry will soon begin expanding its market from relaying signals to Earth to generating energy in space and delivering it to the ground as : Springer New York.

Solar cells were invented inbut for the first 20 years they were only used for one thing: powering satellites. It was only around the time of the oil crisis that people started to think about what you could do on earth with these solar cells – hence the title of the book.

In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object that has been intentionally placed into objects are called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as Earth's Moon.

On 4 October the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik then, about 8, satellites from more than 40 countries have been launched. @article{osti_, title = {Solar power satellites}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {The energy difficulties the Nation has faced over the past decade have given rise to an increased awareness of the potential long-term, inexhaustible, or renewable energy technologies.

An assessment is given that responds to a request by the House Committee on Science and. Wireless Power Transmission for Solar Power Satellite (SPS) (Second Draft by N.

Shinohara) 1. Theoretical Background It is known that electromagnetic energy also associated with the propagation of the electromagnetic waves. We can use theoretically all electromagnetic waves for a wireless power transmission (WPT).File Size: KB. DuringBoeing designed a solar power satellite system that could supply most of the United States at the time with electricity.

Satellites would be space platforms the size of a small city deployed s miles (35, kilometers) above the. His vision for “World Wireless System”.

In s ability to convert energy to microwaves was developed. In William C. Brown demonstrated a Rectenna. WPT via Solar Power Satellite 3 4. Solar Power Satellite WPT via Solar Power Satellite 4 In idea for solar power satellites was proposed by Peter Glaser.

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This spacecraft can be packaged into a cylinder measuring m inFile Size: 4MB. Glaser Peter, in Advances in Energy Systems and Technology, Volume 2, Publisher Summary. This chapter discusses the development of solar power has been the key to the social development of man and an essential component in improving the quality of life beyond the basic activities necessary for survival.

T1 - Solar Power Satellites (SPS) AU - Sangster, Alan J. PY - /1/1. Y1 - /1/1. N2 - The aim of this chapter is to review and assess the state of the art in electrical technology in insofar as it relates to any future realisation of solar power collection in space for subsequent delivery to the planetary surface by microwave : Alan J.

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