Chapter 21. Space Solar Power: Energy and the Final Frontier

  1. Prof. Franklin Hadley Cocks

Published Online: 21 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch21

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

How to Cite

Cocks, F. H. (2009) Space Solar Power: Energy and the Final Frontier, in Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch21

Author Information

  1. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Durham NC 27708, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324460

Online ISBN: 9783527627035

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Keywords:

  • space solar power;
  • solar sails;
  • beamed-power microwave transmission;
  • space elevators

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lagrange and His Famous Points

  • Geosynchronous Orbits and Solar Sails

  • Beamed-power Microwave Transmission

  • Space Elevators

  • Electromagnetic Launching

  • Recommended Reading