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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Solar Power Satellites

Solar Power Satellites

Flournoy, Don M.

2012, XI, 107 p. 13 illus. in color.

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  • Explains how and why the space satellite industry will begin to expand its market and generate energy for
  • Earth in space using solar power satellites

Communication satellites are a $144 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 electricity. In all industrialized nations, energy demand is growing exponentially. In the developing world, the need for energy is as basic as food and water. The Sun's energy is available everywhere, and it is non-polluting. As business plans demonstrate its technical feasibility, commercial potential, and environmental acceptability, every country on Earth will look to space for the power it needs.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Clean energy - Energy business - Renewable energy - Satellite communication - Solar energy - Solar power brief - Solar power satellites - Space satellite industry - Space solar power - SunSats industry

Related subjects » Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - Renewable and Green Energy

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