President Trump’s reconstitution of the National Space Council has generated important public discussion of America’s future in outer space as a true commercial human spacefaring nation. On October 5, 2017, Vice President Pence chaired the first meeting of the council, where both the invited speakers as well as members of Continue reading 76 – Space Review Article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 2)
Power transfer via laser is frequently proposed for space launch, in-space propulsion, in-space remote power supply, and space-to-earth power supply. The intent is the same of any modern power system—to organize power collection/generation, distribution, and utilization into an optimum configuration tailored to the mission needs. This posting focuses on how power transfer can and Continue reading 37 – Where is power beaming by laser a viable space technology?