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Title: Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program

Abstract

What is known, uncertain, and unknown about the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) concept is stated. The important technical, environmental, and cost goal questions that must be answered prior to making a commitment to the SPS concept are discussed. Although significant technological, environmental and economic questions remain to be answered, the preliminary investigations undertaken in the CDEP do provide a basis for a policy decision on further commitment. Also, areas of research and experimentation required to acquire the knowledge by which a series of informed, time-phased decisions may be made concerning the possibility of the SPS concept playing a major role in the United States' energy future are suggested.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6721066
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6721066
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER-0085
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-79ER10035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ORBITAL SOLAR POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CONSTRUCTION; DECISION MAKING; ECONOMICS; LASER POWER TRANSMISSION; MAINTENANCE; MICROWAVE POWER TRANSMISSION; OPERATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; POWER TRANSMISSION; PUBLIC OPINION; SAFETY; SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS; SPACE TRANSPORT; US DOE; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; TRANSPORT; US ORGANIZATIONS 140600* -- Solar Energy-- Photovoltaic Power Systems; 140700 -- Solar Thermal Power Systems; 140400 -- Solar Energy-- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

None. Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6721066.
None. Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program. United States. doi:10.2172/6721066.
None. Sat . "Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program". United States. doi:10.2172/6721066. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6721066.
@article{osti_6721066,
title = {Program assessment report, statement of findings. Satellite power systems concept development and evaluation program},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {What is known, uncertain, and unknown about the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) concept is stated. The important technical, environmental, and cost goal questions that must be answered prior to making a commitment to the SPS concept are discussed. Although significant technological, environmental and economic questions remain to be answered, the preliminary investigations undertaken in the CDEP do provide a basis for a policy decision on further commitment. Also, areas of research and experimentation required to acquire the knowledge by which a series of informed, time-phased decisions may be made concerning the possibility of the SPS concept playing a major role in the United States' energy future are suggested.},
doi = {10.2172/6721066},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {11}
}