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China to Advance Plan for Space Solar Power Plant – SCMP

Beijing plans to launch a satellite in 2028 that will test wireless power transmission technology from space to the ground from an altitude of 400km


China's space agency will on Sunday launch the Wentian or “Quest for the Heavens” module to add to its Tiangong space station, New Scientist said.
The Long March-5B Y3 rocket will carry the laboratory module, which will include robotic arm, large solar panels and an airlock to the Tiangong space station. File photo: Reuters.

 

China is looking to advance the launch of its ambitious space solar power plant by two years, South China Morning Post reported, citing scientists involved with the project.

Beijing plans to launch a satellite in 2028 that will test wireless power transmission technology from space to the ground from an altitude of 400km, an updated plan in a paper published in peer-reviewed journal ‘Chinese Space Science and Technology’ said.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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