First International Assessment of Space Solar Power Press Conference 2011

Mark Hopkins, CEO of the National Space Society – 12 minutes [slides in PDF]
John C. Mankins, President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions – 28 minutes [slides in PDF 5MB]
George Dietrich, President of SPACE Canada – 3 minutes
Questions and Answers – 48 minutes

Space Solar Power: The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power: Opportunities, Issues and Potential Pathways Forward. John C. Mankins, Editor. International Academy of Astronautics. November, 2011, 272 pages. PDF 50 MB.

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Examples of News Reports about the First International Assessment of Space Solar Power:

  • Reuters: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Aviation Week: Space Solar Power Seen Profitable By 2040 (print edition Nov. 21, 2011, p.20)
  • National Geographic: Beam It Down: A Drive to Launch Space-Based Solar
  • Discovery News: Beaming Down Earth’s Energy from Space
  • The Space Review: Making the case, again, for space-based solar power
  • Next Big Future: Major IAA Space Based Solar Power Report
  • ABC Science: Space solar power touted for energy needs
  • MSNBC: Orbital solar power plants could meet Earth’s energy needs
  • Kurzweil AI: A limitless power source for the indefinite future
  • World Future Society: Space-Based Solar Power Could Arrive in Ten Years and Create Millions of Jobs, Say Researchers
  • Clean Energy: No new technology necessary to bring solar space stations to reality
  • Yahoo News: Is Space-Based Solar Power’s Time Drawing Nigh?

A number of international news organization web sites produced produced web reports derived from the original Reuters report (listed alphabetically):

  • Arab News: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • AtisSun: Orbiting Solar Power Stations by 2041, New Study Reports
  • Bangladesh News: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Business Green: Could space lasers deliver clean energy breakthrough?
  • Business Live: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Calgary Herald: Harvesting sun’s power in space ‘feasible’: study
  • Chicago Tribune: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Clean Technica: Space Lasers! (for Clean Energy, Obviously)
  • CNBC: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Daily FT: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • The Daily Mail (U.K.): Giant orbiting power plants could harvest the sun’s energy to provide world’s power needs
  • The Daily Star (Lebanon): Orbital solar panels could resolve all power needs
  • Dawn: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • ECN: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • The Economic Voice: Spaced based solar power stations of the future
  • EcoSeed: Space solar power station possible within three decades – I.A.A.
  • Energy and Capital: Solar Power in Orbit: Sending Solar Plants to Space
  • Geek.com: Space-based solar power collectors possible in twenty years
  • The Globe and Mail: Orbital solar plants could help solve Earth’s energy crisis
  • Green Planet Ethics: Space Solar Power Plants? Orbital Space Solar Power Plants Possible in Decade or Two
  • The Guilfordian: Solar power from space explored as energy alternative
  • Gulf Daily News Bahrain: Orbital solar plants ‘can solve energy crisis’
  • Hamari Web: Space solar power touted for energy needs
  • Independent Online: Harnessing the power of the sun
  • Inhabitat: Leading Scientists Predict Giant Orbiting Power Plants Could Power the Earth by 2041
  • InterAksyon: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • International Business Times: Orbital Solar Power Plants Touted for Energy Needs
  • The International News: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Irish Independent: Giant solar space panels tipped to power cars, homes of future
  • Khaleej Times: Space solar power can solve energy crisis
  • Kyiv Post: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Mother Nature Network: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Mumbai Mirror: Orbital solar plants could power Earth
  • News Daily: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • The News International: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Nile International: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • OilPrice.com: Energy of the Future: Spaced Based Solar Stations
  • Peak Oil: Orbiting stations would harvest sun’s energy
  • PhysOrg.com: IAA says ‘Yes We Can’ to power plants in orbit
  • Red Orbit: Orbiting Solar Power Plants ‘Technically Feasible’ Within 30 Years: Study
  • The Register (U.K.): Enormous orbiting solar raygun power plants touted
  • SlashGear: Solar satellite plan blasts fossil fuels with eco-laser
  • SmartPlanet: Space, solar power’s next frontier?
  • Techthefuture: Space Solar Power Only Ten Years Away
  • Today (Singapore): Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • Vancouver Sun: Orbiting stations would harvest sun’s energy
  • Vision: Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs
  • ZME Science: Tomorrow’s energy will come from space based solar stations, no later than 2016

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