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Fraser
2009-Feb-18, 06:50 PM
Is space-based solar power (SBSP) a technology whose time has come? 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 [...]

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trinitree88
2009-Feb-18, 10:14 PM
Fraser. Perhaps the most absurd proposal of the new millenium. In addition to the prohibitive costs of launching those payloads, the art of maintaining an appropriate attitude control for the device will challenge any team of engineers. Goes right in there with cold fusion. pete

KaiYeves
2009-Feb-19, 03:28 PM
I'm glad to see somebody's trying.

Rhaedas
2009-Feb-19, 03:48 PM
More power to them (no pun intended) but without a lower cost way to get up there, I can't see them constructing anything past a small prototype. But at least there's research potential. If there wasn't the major hurdle of gravity, we'd likely already have them up there.