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Solar power satellite system definition study. Volume 1: Executive summaryConfiguration concepts, option sizes, and systems definitions study design evolutions are reviewed. The main features of the present reference design silicon solar cell solar power satellite are described, as well as the provisions for space construction and support systems. The principal study accomplishments and conclusions are summarized according to the following tasks: (1) baseline critique; (2) construction and maintenance; (3) industrial complex needs, cost estimates, and production capacity; (4) launch complex requirements at KSC or at an offshore facility; (5) integration of the SPS/ground power network; (6) technology advancement and development; (7) costs and schedules; and (8) exploratory technology: laser annealing of solar cells degraded by proton irradiation, and a fiber-optic phase distribution link at 980 MHz.
Document ID
19800006936
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1979
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-160442
D180-25461-1
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-15636
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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