Credit: Xidian University

Codenamed Zhuri — or “chasing the Sun” – a research team with Xidian University is working on components of a space-based solar power station (SSPS).

A “ground recipient verification system” has been constructed to enable next-generation microwave power wireless transmission technology and space-based solar power plant technology.

The ground verification system is located in the southern campus of Xidian University. The supportive tower of the system is an over 245-feet (75 meters) high steel structure, and has five subsystems: Omega concentration and light-electricity conversion, power transmission and management, and a receiving antenna, reports China’s, the official English-language website of China News Service (CNS).

Peter Glaser, the father of the solar power satellite concept.
Credit: Arthur D. Little Inc.

Space testing

The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) plans to conduct a “Space high voltage transfer and wireless power transmission experiment” in low Earth orbit in 2028.

The OMEGA space-based solar power station reportedly will be capable of generating 10 kilowatts and carry a solar cell array, microwave transmitting antenna, a low power laser transmission payload, and a transmitting array to evaluate power transmission across distances of 400 kilometers from orbit, adds the story.

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