Caltech Launched Space Solar Power Demo into Orbit in January

January 10, 2023 | Other
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At team at Caltech recently successfully launched a space solar power technology demo which aims to study the feasibility of harvesting solar energy directly in space.

The hardware, which went up via SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission, uses photovoltaic cells on it’s frame, and beams the energy back to earth using microwaves.

https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/caltech-to-launch-space-solar-power-technology-demo-into-orbit-in-january
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