Advocates of space solar power (SSP)-collecting the Sun's energy in geostationary orbit and beaming it back to Earth as microwaves or laser beams-are encouraged by a new Pentagon report. The National Security Space Office (NSSO) finds the SSP concept a “strategic opportunity” and an “energy-on-demand” tactical asset for deployed forces. An “interim assessment” by the multi-service office recommends that the government organize itself and its resources to push the idea, perhaps using the ...

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