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Title: [NSS]Space Solar Power: Recent Conceptual Progress
Post by: Feed Bot on June 24, 2011, 07:16:26 AM
Space Solar Power: Recent Conceptual Progress

Lowering launch costs is critical for developing space solar power. Keith Henson at The Oil Drum proposes using Reaction Engine‚Äôs Skylon Rocket in a novel way: the  second stage propulsion would be hydrogen heated by an array of  ground-based lasers.

Source: Space Solar Power: Recent Conceptual Progress (http://blog.nss.org/?p=2736)