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Space and energyPotential contributions of space to energy-related activities are discussed. Advanced concepts presented include worldwide energy distribution to substation-sized users using low-altitude space reflectors; powering large numbers of large aircraft worldwide using laser beams reflected from space mirror complexes; providing night illumination via sunlight-reflecting space mirrors; fine-scale power programming and monitoring in transmission networks by monitoring millions of network points from space; prevention of undetected hijacking of nuclear reactor fuels by space tracking of signals from tagging transmitters on all such materials; and disposal of nuclear power plant radioactive wastes in space.
Document ID
19760063093
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bekey, I. (Aerospace Corp. El Segundo, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1976
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 76-121
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Anaheim, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2727
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other