Solar Power Satellites

  • Don M.¬†Flournoy

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 101-107

About this book


Communication satellites are a $144 billion industry. Is there any space-based industry that could possibly beat that market? 'Solar Power Satellites' shows why and how the space satellite industry will soon begin expanding its market from relaying signals to Earth to generating energy in space and delivering it to the ground as electricity. In all industrialized nations, energy demand is growing exponentially. In the developing world, the need for energy is as basic as food and water. The Sun's energy is available everywhere, and it is non-polluting. As business plans demonstrate its technical feasibility, commercial potential, and environmental acceptability, every country on Earth will look to space for the power it needs.


Clean energy Energy business Renewable energy Satellite communication Solar energy Solar power brief Solar power satellites Space satellite industry Space solar power SunSats industry

Authors and affiliations

  • Don M.¬†Flournoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Scripps College of CommunicationOhio Center of Excellence Ohio UniversityAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Don M. Flournoy 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1999-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2000-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8171
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-818X
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