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Michigan Tech SSP Workshop 2013

Michigan Tech Space Solar Power Workshop 2013 Presentations. Presentations from the workshop held November 8 and 9, 2013.


International Assessment of Space Solar Power SPS Alpha

SPS-ALPHA: The First Practical Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array. John C. Mankins. NASA NIAC Phase 1 Project. September, 2012, 116 pages. PDF 12 MB.



SSP Space Solar Power Symposium
2011 International Space Solar Power Symposium. Ten video presentations from the May 2011 symposium by John Mankins, Seth Potter, Darel Preble, Paul Jaffe, Thomas C. Taylor, Stehen D. Covey, Al Globus, Naryanan Komerath, Tatsuhito Fujita, and Nobuyuki Kaya.


The Sky Is Not The Limit Space Solar Power
Sky’s No Limit: Space-Based Solar Power, the Next Major Step in the Indo-US Strategic Partnership by Peter A. Garretson. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. ISDA Occasional Paper No. 9. August, 2010, 174 pages.


Journal of Space Communication
Online Journal of Space Communication, Issue #16: Solar Power Satellites. December 2009 (expanded in 2010). This Journal is a project of the Society for Satellite Professionals International and is hosted and managed by Ohio University.


NSSO 2007 Space Based Solar Power report
Space-Based Solar Power As an Opportunity for Strategic Security. Report to the National Security Space Office, October 2007, 75 pages.


Sun Power Global Solution Energy Crisis Nansen
Sun Power: The Global Solution for the Coming Energy Crisis, by Ralph Nansen. “Sun Power will help to show that energy from space is a realistic proposal and that it has great commercial potential” (Chris Kraft, former director, Johnson Space Center). “Nansen presents the rationale for solar power satellites in an understandable form devoid of the usual technical jargon to make the subject accessible to the public” (Dr. Peter E. Glaser, inventor of the solar power satellite concept). “The time is again right to bring this very important energy option to the attention of the American public” (Joseph P. Allen, former Space Shuttle astronaut).


Space Power by Harry Stine Book Cover
Space Power, by G. Harry Stine. Online copy of a 1981 book that provides a comprehensive look at the implicatons of space solar power, written by a participant in the Department of Energy Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program.



DOE SPS Report
Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program. An extensive collection of reports from this study conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA from 1977 to 1981. This study remains the largest to date. See press briefing about this study for a quick summary.







Silent Power Space Solar Power workshop
Silent Power – Available chapters from a forthcoming book by the Space Solar Power Workshop at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 204 pages currently available.




Additional Papers

  • 2016: Lunar Based Self Replicating Solar Factory. Justin Lewis-Weber. New Space, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp 53-62. [PDF] [WEB] [Article in Popular Science]
  • 2011: A Space Solar Power Industry for $2 Billion or Your Money Back. Al Globus. July 2011. 7 pages [PDF]
  • 2011: Operational Demonstration of Space Solar Power (SSP): Economic Analysis of a First Revenue Satellite (FRS). A. C. Charania, John R. Olds, and Dominic Depasquale, Spaceworks Enterprises. 7 pages. [PDF]
  • 2011: Towards an Early Profitable PowerSat Part II. Al Globus. May 2011. 15 pages. [PDF]
  • 2011: US-India Power Exchange Towards a Space Power Grid. Brendan Dessanti, Nicholas Picon, Carlos Rios, Shaan Shah, Narayanan Komerath, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. International Space Development Conference, May, 2011. 9 pages. [PDF]
  • 2010: Kalam-National Space Society Energy Technology Universal Initiative. R. Gopalaswami, October 2010. 13 pages. [PDF]
  • 2010: Towards an Early Profitable PowerSat. Al Globus. October 2010. 7 pages. [PDF]
  • 2009: Space-Based Solar Power: Possible Defense Applications and Opportunities for NRL Contribution. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, 23 October 2009 (updated from 23 November 2008). 107 pages. [PDF 3.0 MB]
  • 2009: Financial and Organizational Analysis for a Space Solar Power System: A Business Plan to Make Space Solar Power a Reality. Sun Xin, Evelyn Panier, Cornelius Zund, Raul Gutierrez Gomez. Toulouse Business School, France. May 18, 2009. 179 pages. [PDF 10.7 MB]
  • 2009: Space Water: The Vision for Producing Fresh Water Using Space Power, Space Water Consensus Group,, April 2, 2009. 17 pages. [PDF]
  • 2008: The End of Easy Energy and What To Do about It. A White paper by Michael Snead. 126 pages [PDF 5.5 MB]. Also a 2-page summary “America’s Energy Future is at Risk without Space Solar Power” [PDF 400K]
  • 2008: Recommendation on Space-Based Solar Power. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Space Enterprise Council. 3 pages. [PDF 31K]
  • 2006: An Evolutionary Model for Space Solar Power. Nicholas Boechler, Sameer Hameer, Sam Wanis, Narayanan Komerath, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, February 2006. 8 pages [PDF]
  • 2004: Reinventing the Solar Power Satellite. Geoffrey A. Landis. NASA/TM-2004-212743. 35 pages. [PDF 399K]
  • 2000: Final Report NSF-NASA Workshop on Autonomous Construction and Manufacturing for Space Electrical Power Systems. 51 pages. [PDF 268K]
  • 1997: A Fresh Look at Space Solar Power: New Architectures, Concepts, and Technologies. John C. Mankins. International Astronautical Federation IAF-97-R.2.03. 12 pages. [PDF 629K] [HTML]
  • 1985: Solar Power Satellite Built of Lunar Materials. Space Research Associates study for the Space Studies Institute. Provided courtesy of Space Studies Institute. 100 pages. [PDF 1.5 MB]
  • Additional Space Solar Power Papers




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