Air Force want to beam solar power from outer space to earth

Air Force want to beam solar power from outer space to earth Air Force want to beam solar power from outer space to earth

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“Wireless charging” has taken on a whole new meaning, thanks to an experimental program that would allow the US Air Force to beam solar... Air Force want to beam solar power from outer space to earth

“Wireless charging” has taken on a whole new meaning, thanks to an experimental program that would allow the US Air Force to beam solar power to friendly units- from space.

Sounding like something out of Halo, the Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstration and Research project aims to use solar panels in space to collect energy, that would then be converted into radio frequencies and beamed to remote outposts (where power might be a scarce finde).

Since running cables from orbit to the ground is pretty much impossible, SSPIDR utilizes a wireless medium that could be converted into power and provide voltage without having to use diesel generators.



According to Stars and Stripes, the solar panels would be around 2x times the size of a football field, and the radio signal would be directed to units via antenna.

The design is currently in the exploratory phase, but will no doubt be reverse-engineered into an inferior copy by the Chinese military once in prototype phase.

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