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Solar Power’s A Dim Idea
June 23, 2014
"Sun Power” (AW&ST June 9, p. 42) has me worried. Solar power satellites are unacceptable because they would create light pollution worldwide. A 1-km satellite in geosynchronous orbit would have an apparent diameter of 5.7 arc seconds. In a telescope, it would appear similar in size to Mars at a...
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