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Submission + - How Japan Plans to Build Orbital Solar Power Stations (ieee.org)

the_newsbeagle writes: Solar power stations in orbit aren't exactly a new idea — Asimov set one of his stories on such a space station back in 1941. Everyone thinks it's a cool idea to collect solar power 24 hours a day and beam it down to Earth. But what with the expense and difficulty of rocketing up the parts and constructing and operating the stations in orbit, nobody's built one yet. While you probably still shouldn't hold your breath, it's interesting to learn that Japan's space agency has spec'd out such a solar power station.
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How Japan Plans to Build Orbital Solar Power Stations

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