Solar power, going down


Paris (ESA) Jan 14, 2022
A concept image of a future in-orbit demonstrator for space-based solar power. Sunlight up in Earth orbit is ten times more intense than down on Earth’s surface, so the idea is to fly dedicated satellites to capture solar energy, then beam it down to Earth – and potentially the Moon or other planets further into the future. A new ESA Discovery project is looking into a key part of the spac This article was originally published by Read the original article here.

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