“Waiting Market” (AW&ST April 21, p. 24) by Frank Morring, Jr., leads the reader to conclude that the people working on space solar power ideas believe that once the problem of launching the hardware is solved, the programs will progress with little problem. But who is doing the systems engineering? There is no mention of efficiency of conversion or of the required thermal design, which are always much more technologically challenging than turning solar energy into ...


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