Military planners responsible for finding space resources to support troops on the ground wonder if a convergence of events may give new life to an old idea that could dramatically reduce the logistics train behind forward-deployed forces. First suggested 40 years ago, the concept of collecting solar energy above the atmosphere and beaming it to the ground as microwaves or lasers has long been seen among military free-thinkers as a way to get electricity to remote airfields, fire bases ...

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