Space-Based Solar Power

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Sunshine From a Space Cynic

Posted by Coyote on June 9, 2007

You Are My Sunshine
By Shubber Ali, Space Cynics, Saturday June 09, 2007

Shubber Ali points out that a prerequisite for space-based solar power is “cheap, reliable, reusable access to space.” This jives with expert opinions rendered by some core members of my team. (Do the beautiful people still say “jives?”)

But believe it or not, I am actually partly heartened by this latest push to SSPS. Why? … I am firmly of the belief that only the DoD has the budget, the operational experience, and the political clout to develop truly cheap, reliable, reusable access to space.

I include Ali’s note to Gen Armor because he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for advancing the art of spacefaring through innovative approaches like taking our work on-line for all to participate in!

Note to Major General James Armor (Director of the National Security Space Office) – kudos for having the foresight to look at this problem…

Coyote

2 Responses to “Sunshine From a Space Cynic”

  1. admin said

    The beautiful people may jive, but when we agree on something, what we do is jibe.

    Jibing with Shubber is a rare treat🙂

  2. Christine said

    I am firmly of the belief that only the DoD has the budget, the operational experience, and the political clout to develop truly cheap, reliable, reusable access to space.

    Who are you and what have you done with the real Shubber Ali?

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