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The Resource Solar power satellites, Don M. Flournoy

Solar power satellites, Don M. Flournoy

Label
Solar power satellites
Title
Solar power satellites
Statement of responsibility
Don M. Flournoy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Flournoy, Don M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in space technology
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  • Artificial satellites
  • Photovoltaic power generation
Label
Solar power satellites, Don M. Flournoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
1. What is a Solar Power Satellite? -- What is a Sunsat? -- Power Plants in Space -- The Space Segment -- The Launch Segment -- The Ground Segment -- Challenges That Sunsats Face -- A Perfect Storm -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 2. What Are the Principal Sunsat Services and Markets? -- The Energy Picture -- Climate Change -- Satellite Power Markets -- Power-to-Power Utilities -- Power-to-Agriculture -- Power-to-Terrestrial Solar -- Power-to-Fresh Water -- Power-to-Cities -- Power-to-Disaster Sites -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 3. What Will Sunsats Look Like? -- Technical Feasibility -- Commercial Viability -- New Architectures -- Newer Research -- Other Technical Challenges -- Corporate Research -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 4. How Will Sunsats be Delivered to Space? -- Launching Sunsats -- An Historical Perspective -- Launch Strategies -- Reducing Costs -- Reusable Rockets -- Alternative Approaches -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 5. How Will Sunsat Power be Captured on Earth? -- Future Prospects -- Historical Perspective -- Public Policy Concerns -- Environment and Health -- Upper Atmosphere Effects -- Land Use -- Space Communications -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 6. What is the Economic Basis for Solar Power Satellites? -- The Case for Sunsats -- Bilateral Project Development -- Indo-U.S. Collaboration -- The Commercial Sector -- Intermediate Steps -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 7. What Are the Legal Issues? -- International Development Goals -- Space Law -- The Outer Space Treaty -- The Liability Convention -- The Registration Convention -- Space Debris -- Microwave Radiation -- Other Regulatory Issues -- GEO Slot Rights -- Power Beaming -- Renewable Energy Targets -- The Role of Government -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 8. How is Sunsat Development Faring Internationally? -- SPS over China -- China's Long-Term Vision -- China's Energy Future -- Sustainable Development -- A Skilled Workforce -- Heading Off and Mitigating Disasters -- SPS Implementation -- SPS over India -- India's Energy Policies -- India's Strategic Goals -- Power Capacity Constraints -- SPS over Japan -- The Japanese National Space Plan -- International Cooperation and Collaboration -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 9. What is Worrisome About Solar Power Satellites? -- Launch to Space -- Assembly in Space -- Wireless Transfer of Energy -- Land Use -- Satellite Collisions -- Space Debris -- Solar Storms and Flares -- Signal Interference -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 10. Top Ten Things to Know About Space Solar Power -- References
Control code
ocn766331296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 107 p.
Isbn
9781461419990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)766331296
Label
Solar power satellites, Don M. Flournoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
1. What is a Solar Power Satellite? -- What is a Sunsat? -- Power Plants in Space -- The Space Segment -- The Launch Segment -- The Ground Segment -- Challenges That Sunsats Face -- A Perfect Storm -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 2. What Are the Principal Sunsat Services and Markets? -- The Energy Picture -- Climate Change -- Satellite Power Markets -- Power-to-Power Utilities -- Power-to-Agriculture -- Power-to-Terrestrial Solar -- Power-to-Fresh Water -- Power-to-Cities -- Power-to-Disaster Sites -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 3. What Will Sunsats Look Like? -- Technical Feasibility -- Commercial Viability -- New Architectures -- Newer Research -- Other Technical Challenges -- Corporate Research -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 4. How Will Sunsats be Delivered to Space? -- Launching Sunsats -- An Historical Perspective -- Launch Strategies -- Reducing Costs -- Reusable Rockets -- Alternative Approaches -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 5. How Will Sunsat Power be Captured on Earth? -- Future Prospects -- Historical Perspective -- Public Policy Concerns -- Environment and Health -- Upper Atmosphere Effects -- Land Use -- Space Communications -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 6. What is the Economic Basis for Solar Power Satellites? -- The Case for Sunsats -- Bilateral Project Development -- Indo-U.S. Collaboration -- The Commercial Sector -- Intermediate Steps -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 7. What Are the Legal Issues? -- International Development Goals -- Space Law -- The Outer Space Treaty -- The Liability Convention -- The Registration Convention -- Space Debris -- Microwave Radiation -- Other Regulatory Issues -- GEO Slot Rights -- Power Beaming -- Renewable Energy Targets -- The Role of Government -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 8. How is Sunsat Development Faring Internationally? -- SPS over China -- China's Long-Term Vision -- China's Energy Future -- Sustainable Development -- A Skilled Workforce -- Heading Off and Mitigating Disasters -- SPS Implementation -- SPS over India -- India's Energy Policies -- India's Strategic Goals -- Power Capacity Constraints -- SPS over Japan -- The Japanese National Space Plan -- International Cooperation and Collaboration -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 9. What is Worrisome About Solar Power Satellites? -- Launch to Space -- Assembly in Space -- Wireless Transfer of Energy -- Land Use -- Satellite Collisions -- Space Debris -- Solar Storms and Flares -- Signal Interference -- Concluding Thoughts -- References -- 10. Top Ten Things to Know About Space Solar Power -- References
Control code
ocn766331296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 107 p.
Isbn
9781461419990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)766331296

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