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Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR)


  • Creating prototypes to allow for testing and academic outreach
  • Supporting bus development
  • Providing administrative support for team operations
  • A LEctenna is a rectifying antenna (rectenna) with a light-emitting diode (LED)
  • Space Solar Power, also known as Space-Based Solar Power, moves the solar panels from the Earth’s surface to orbit. In space, there is less atmosphere and clouds to get in the way of the sun’s rays. This means that the solar panels can collect much more energy than on Earth’s surface