NEEP533 - Lecture 36

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Craft, C. C., 1979, "The Solar Power Satellite Concept", NASA Pub. JSCp- 14898, July 1979.

DOE, 1978, "Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Reference System Report", DOE report # DOE/ER-0023, Oct., 1978.

DOE, 1981, "An Assessment of the Satellite Power System and Six Alternative Technologies", DOE report # DOE/ER-0099, April, 1981.

Duffie, J. A., and Beckman, W. A., 1978, p. 437 in Perspectives on Energy, Oxford Press.

Glaser, P. E., Davidson, F. P., and Csigi, K. I., 1993, Solar Power Satellites-The Emerging Energy Option, Ellis Horwood, New York.

Glaser, P.E., Davidson, F.P. and Csigi, K. (1998), Solar Power Satellites-A Space Energy System for Earth, J. Wiley & Sons, New York.

Koomanoff, F. A., and Bloomquist, C. E., 1993, p. 26 in Solar Power Satellites-The Emerging Energy Option, eds., Glaser, P. E., Davidson, F. P., and Csigi, K. I., Ellis Horwood, New York.

Rand McNally, 1984, Atlas of the Solar System, Chicago.

Representative Questions

1.) Explain how a SPS system might be used as a military threat.

2.) Discuss the potential public reaction to being exposed to microwave radiation far below any known biological effects but 100 times above the background levels.

3.) Are there any precedents in the U. S. for "fencing off" ~ 200 km2 of land which excludes human intrusion?

4.) What is the thermal energy load to the Earth, per kWh of electricity produced, from a SPS system and how does that compare to the thermal load from coal and fission.

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