Secret Air Force Space Plane to Beam Solar Power to Earth, Tesla’s ‘Million-Mile’ Battery

Morning Brief: Secret Air Force space plane to beam solar power to Earth, Tesla’s ‘million-mile’ battery
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Space Force! The U.S. Air Force launched its secret X-37B space plane on Sunday for a long-duration mission in low Earth orbit. Ahead of its sixth launch, the Air Force gave some rare details about its cargo: a solar panel developed by the Naval Research Lab will be used to conduct the first orbital experiment with space-based solar power. The premise is to convert the sun’s energy into microwaves and beam it down , an idea from science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in the 1940s. This experiment is likely related to the Air Force Research Lab’s Space SSPIDR program, […]

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