Monday, October 13, 2008

Beamed Power Plans

Time to Build! A First Look at “The Initial Plan” - Space-Based Solar Power - One of the planned satellite systems almost sounds like what a "2nd generation" Space Elevator Games Beam Power Competition could look like:

The “light” satellite mission turns the experiment on its head. It will place on orbit a satellite that merely contains a receiver and the lightbulb that will be illuminated by a ground-based laser (1.0 or 0.86 microns). Visual observation of the light on the satellite being illuminated during the laser broadcast will indicate success.