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Japan Plans to Have a Power Plant in Space in a Decade

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Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:53 PM by AlexMuller

Japan, where the disastrous Fukushima meltdown heightened the search for safe, sustainable alternative energy, is answering that need by sending a power plant into space. Actually, the plan to power the globe with gigantic space-based solar panels has been kicking around since the '60s.

 

But thanks to a perfect storm of technological advances, strong but lightweight tether materials, swarming worker robots that can self-assemble, more efficient solar panels, and cheaper payload launches, this thing is actually looking feasible.

 
JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, recently announced that it intends to stick a solar-generated power station in orbit for the first time by 2025, just over a decade.
 
Picture this: Floating 24,000 miles above the Earth's surface is a mammoth power plant (power satellite may be more accurate) that stretches several miles long, weighs 10,000 metric tons, and is covered with solar panels basking in the sun and storing up its powerful energy.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-15
+1
Great! If this works for JAXA it could be used by other countries also that are developing this kind if technology. Hopefully there will be more than one solution to energy and pollution problem- the main determinant of our future Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-12-26
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அம்பி, என்னத்த àªÂÂÂமŸà®¿à®šà¯à®šà¯€à®™à¯à®•?இப்படியில்ல எழுதியிருக்கு…….. இத்தகைய கோரிக்கைகள் நிறைவேறப் போராடும் சூழ்நிலைக்கு நித்தியானந்தா ஆதீனமாவது உரம் சேர்க்கும். பிடிபட்ட பொறுக்கிக்கும் பிடிபடாத பொறுக்கிகளுக்கும் நடக்கும் இந்த சண்டையை நாம் பார்ப்பனியத்திற்கு பாடை கட்டும் நோக்கத்திற்கு பயன்படுத்துவோம்……… இதை எப்படி புரிஞ்சுக்கணும்னா, இந்த இரண்டு பொறுக்கிகளுக்கள சண்டை நடக்கும் சூழ்நிலையை உருவாக்கியிருக்கும் நித்தி ஆதினம் ஆன பிரச்சனையை பயன்படுத்தி நாம் இவர்களை அம்பலப்படுத்த வேண்டும் என்பதை.சிவனடியார் ஆறுமுக சாமி தில்லையில் தமிழில் பாடுவதை ஆதரித்து தீட்சிதர்களை அம்பலப்படுத்தி கோயிலை தீட்à®001000šà®¿à®¤à®°à¯ கட்டுப்பாட்டிலிருந்து விடுவிக்கும் முயற்ச்சியல் ஓரளவு வெற்றியும் பெற்றார்கள் என்பதை நினைவுகூர்க Reply


 

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