Aerospace Corporation Space Policy Show: Space Based Solar Power. Why now?
The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy hosts a series of public webcasts to bring our policy experts together with thought leaders, government, academia and professionals from throughout the space community to discuss current trends and views. The Space Policy Show airs every Thursday at 1:00 pm ET.
There are many existing terrestrial sources for renewable energy including hydroelectric, geothermal, solar and wind. But Space Based Solar Power (SBSP) promises to harness unlimited sunlight from space. In this episode, Karen Jones (Space Economist and Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy & Strategy) talks to Martin Soltau (Co-CEO of Space Solar and Co-Chair of the United Kingdom’s Space Energy Initiative) and John Mankins (Chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s Committee on Space Solar Power, author “The Case for Space Based Solar Power”). They discuss the international community’s planned projects, a possible SBSP “race”, investment challenges, and what to expect over time.