Space Power is about the generation of power from space.

The space around Earth is filled with intense sunlight, undiffused by atmosphere, continuously. It represents an inexhausible supply of energy that can be converted to electricity using semiconductors - that is without the use of any moving parts.

A small fraction of this energy could supply a large part of the world's future energy requirements for the foreseeable future. In addition, it could do it without the need for any kind of fuel, and without producing any waste product.

All that's needed is large-area collectors - and that means large, thousands of square kilometers - and a way to transmit the collected power down to Earth. Several different methods are possible, but the one that has received the most effort so far is the use of microwave beams or wireless power transmission.
29 July 2012
Added "Space Debris and Its Mitigation" to the archive.
16 July 2012
Space Future has been on something of a hiatus of late. With the concept of Space Tourism steadily increasing in acceptance, and the advances of commercial space, much of our purpose could be said to be achieved. But this industry is still nascent, and there's much to do. this space.
9 December 2010
Updated "What the Growth of a Space Tourism Industry Could Contribute to Employment, Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and World Peace" to the 2009 revision.
7 December 2008
"What the Growth of a Space Tourism Industry Could Contribute to Employment, Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and World Peace" is now the top entry on Space Future's Key Documents list.
30 November 2008
Added Lynx to the Vehicle Designs page.
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Equatorial Times
The Newsletter of the SPS 2000 Community around the World
No.1 - December 1995
  • Introduction to SPS 2000
  • Field Research - Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Brazil
  • Editorial - Why SPS? Why SPS 2000?
No.2 - June 1996
  • Estimating SPS 2000 rectenna energy output
  • Field Research - Indonesia
  • SPS 2000 Homepage
  • Editorial - SPS 2000 International
No.3 - December 1996
  • Biological Effects of Microwaves
  • Field Research - Equador
  • Launch Cost Prospects for SPS and SPS 2000
  • Editorial - Near-Equatorial Countries' Collaboration
No.4 - June 1997
  • The SPS 2000 microwave beam and international agreement
  • Field Research - Maldives
  • Editorial - Energy, Energy, Energy
No.5 - December 1997
  • Space Solar Power Generation in Society
  • Great Expectations for the Space Solar Power Research Society
  • Comments on Participation in Eco-Japan '97
  • Editorial - Widening the Base of SPS
No.6 - December 1998
  • Field Research Around the Equator - Malaysia & Columbia
  • SPS World Wide Web Sites
  • Editorial - Energy Options Shrink with End of "Fast Breeder" Nuclear Research
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