Online Journal of Space Communication


The Space Power Grid (SPG) architecture illustrated in this visualization represents an evolutionary approach to realizing the global dream of Space Solar Power (SSP). The Georgia Tech approach to SPG concentrates on helping terrestrial power plants become viable, aligning with public policy priorities. It enables a real-time power exchange through space to help locate new plants at ideal but remote sites, smooth supply fluctuations, reach high-valued markets, and achieve baseload status. Over time, this approach will enable other architectures and applications of space solar power.

Advisor: Dr. Narayanan Komerath, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA

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