Aviation Week & Space Technology June 9, 2014

Volume 176 Number 19

It has been more than four decades since Peter Glaser, a Czech-born engineer with Arthur D. Little, patented his idea of catching the sunlight that streams through space day and night and beaming its energy to the surface of Earth for use as electricity. Glaser died last month (see page 14) , but concepts drawing on advances in technologies as diverse as thin films, high-temperature electronics and warehouse inventory control are giving new impetus to the idea. A special report begins on page 42. Artemis Innovations Management Solutions artist’s concept. This issue also incudes an article on satellites offering electric propulsion (page 31).

 
 

 

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