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SATELLITE BEAMS SOLAR POWER DOWN TO EARTH USING MICROWAVE TRANSMITTER

Futurism – The Byte

By Frank Landymore

June 2, 2023

In a remarkable first, scientists at the California Institute of Technology say they’ve successfully transmitted solar energy gathered by a satellite in orbit down to the Earth’s surface, as well as to nearby receivers in space.

Dubbed the Microwave Array for Power-transfer Low-orbit Experiment (MAPLE), the experiment was launched back in January as part of an exciting triptych of tests from Caltech’s Space Solar Power Project (SSPP).

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