Sunday, October 14, 2007

Here Comes the Sun!

OK, now I'm borrowing a Beatles song title, but solar power from space may become a significant part of our future with the backing of the Pentagon's National Security Space Office (NSSO). The organization released its interim report (PDF) this past week in collaboration with other interested organizations and individuals. The Space Frontier Foundation played a leading role in this collaborative effort.
The Space Frontier Foundation fully supports ALL of the recommendations of this SBSP study report. The big news of this study is that the Pentagon may become an early and major customer for wireless power transmission from space at a much higher price than what the average American pays for power in their homes. This totally changes the economic and business case for SBSP.

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