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Japan Goes "Out There"
JAXA Plans To Launch Solar Array
Japan is really "out there". They have come up with a space-based solar array that will beam power back to Earth. JAXA, the Japanese version of NASA is launching a small scale test to see if they can get enough power over the 2.4GHz band to power a household heater at 50 meters. If the tests are successful, they hope to launch a constellation of solar panels that would each beam power to a 1.8 mile wide receiving station that will produce 1 gigawatt of power. That's enough electricity to power 500,000 homes.
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