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The Race for Space-Based Solar Power

Space Solar is working on a satellite design called CASSIOPeiA, which Physics World describes as looking “like a spiral staircase, with the photovoltaic panels being the ‘treads’ and the microwave transmitters—rod-shaped dipoles—being the ‘risers.’” It has a helical shape with no moving parts. “Our system’s comprised of hundreds of thousands of the same dinner-plate-sized power […]

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