China to build solar power plant in space ‘by 2028’ – and send energy back to Earth with ‘laser beam’

CHINA is still set on building a solar power plant in space by 2028 as part of the country’s huge plans. The futuristic project will be used to beam energy back to Earth. AlamyThe last part of China’s space station arrived earlier this month[/caption] It’ll also be used to drive the satellites in orbit. China plans to test key parts needed to make it a reality on their new Tiangong space station, a senior official told state media. The secretive state’s answer to the International Space Station (ISS) received its final part at the beginning on November. It features robotic arms on the outside which will be used to try out on-orbit assembly of pieces for a full blown solar power test system, chief designer Yang Hong is quoted as saying by CGTN. Read More on The Sun BEAT THE BREEZE I have UPVC door, there’s a switch to make it less draughty this winter After, the power plant will get to a higher orbit and expand its antenna and battery arrays, and an accompanying satellite will be launched, he added. The ambitious idea will generate solar energy the same way kit back on Earth does, using the Sun’s rays. Big…

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China to build solar power plant in space ‘by 2028’ – and send energy back to Earth with ‘laser beam’

Updated: November 23, 2022 — 9:27 am