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Solar Power Satellites and Space Mining

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Abstract

Space mining and solar power satellites are not science fiction. These enterprises are moving from dreams to experimental tests and technology development to the formation of actual businesses that are now seeking to implement these new resource-capturing capabilities in space.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Executive Board, International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyArlingtonUSA

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