The concept of constructing a solar space station from autonomous satellites connected by information and energy channels is proposed. Some of the satellites of this system carry laser channels for transmitting energy to the earth, while others act as photoconverters of solar energy into electric energy, followed by transmission to a radiator satellite by a noncontact magnetic-resonance method.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012
V. K. Sysoev, B. P. Papchenko, K. M. Puchkhadze, and A. A. Verlan, "The concept of a modular space power plant with a laser energy-transfer channel," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 527-529 (2012)