SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Solar Power Satellites

Authors: Flournoy, Don M.

  • 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
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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.

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Don M. Flournoy, Ph.D., is a professor of telecommunications at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He is founding editor of the "Online Journal of Space Communication" in publication since 2002. An active member of the National Space Society, Prof. Flournoy served for two terms (2002-2010) on the Board of Directors of the Society of Satellite Professionals International.

Prof. Flournoy took his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, and earned a post-graduate Associateship from the University of London. He was Assistant Dean, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland OH (1965-1969); Associate Dean, State University of New York/Buffalo NY 91969-1971); and Dean of the University College, Ohio University (1971-9181). For 15 years, Dr. Flournoy was director of a research center, the Ohion University Institute for Telecommunication Studies. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles, including writings on space solar power.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • What Is a Solar Power Satellite?

    Flournoy, Don M.

    Pages 1-8

  • What Are the Principal Sunsat Services and Markets?

    Flournoy, Don M.

    Pages 9-18

  • What Will Sunsats Look Like?

    Flournoy, Don M.

    Pages 19-27

  • How Will Sunsats Be Delivered to Space?

    Flournoy, Don M.

    Pages 29-38

  • How Will Sunsat Power Be Captured on Earth?

    Flournoy, Don M.

    Pages 39-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Power Satellites
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Don M. Flournoy
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2000-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2000-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1999-0
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 107
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 illustrations in colour
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