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SOLARIS: ESA Prepares for Space-Based Solar Power

PARIS (ESA PR) — To prepare Europe for future decision making on Space-Based Solar Power, ESA has proposed a preparatory programme for Europe, initially named SOLARIS, for the upcoming ESA Council at Ministerial Level in November 2022. Space-based solar power is a potential source of clean, affordable, continuous, abundant and secure energy. This basic concept has been given fresh urgency by the need for new sources of clean and secure […]

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  • August 22, 2022
ESA Reignites Space-based Solar Power Research
Artist’s impression of a solar power satellite. (Credit: European SPS Tower concept)

PARIS (ESA PR) — We urgently need solutions to tackle climate change on Earth. Meanwhile, the space sector is working hard to make space exploration more sustainable. ESA is targeting both ambitions by enabling European academia and industry to take further steps towards space-based solar power (SBSP).

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  • January 10, 2022
Company Plans First SBSP System Next Year

First space-to-earth solar power station targeted for Oct. 2010
The Examiner

Sir Charles Shults of Xenotech Research describes their current projects, including assisting deployment of an orbital solar power station; ramping up for manufacturing of an affordable, modular 500W Solar Pod for purchase within six months; and designing a residential wind turbine expected to be 1/3 the cost of others.


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  • July 5, 2009
The Space Review: ISS, SSP, NRO and Norm

The space review looks at ISS as a national laboratory, SSP as a viable energy solution, Norm Augustine’s panel as a way to solve America’s space problems, and NRO’s ground stations.

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  • June 2, 2009
Space Energy Aims at Producing…Space Energy

New Company Looks to Produce Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade
Universe Today

The concept and even some of the hardware for harnessing energy from the sun with orbiting solar arrays has been around for some time. But the biggest challenge for making the concept a reality, says entrepreneur Peter Sage of Space Energy, Inc., is that SBSP has never been commercially viable.


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  • February 19, 2009