Sun seekers

Knight, Helen; Excell, Jon
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p28
Suggests that advances in space exploration technology could herald the answer to the global energy crisis and the search for emission-tree sources to replace fossil fuels. Launch two small crawling robots into space by a team of engineers from Europe and Japan in July 2005; Aircraft micro-gravity experiments in preparation for the rocket launch; Harvesting of solar power from space and its transmission to large receivers on Earth using microwave or laser beams. INSET: 'SAILING' TOWARDS AN ENERGY SOLUTION?.


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