A Conceptual Study of A Solar Power Satellite Using Centrifugal Force

by Hiroshi Yamakawa, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Hiroshi Kanamori, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Kenji Nozaki, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Takeo Oura, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Takanori Sato, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Hisahito Tadokoro, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Kenji Takagi, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Hiroshi Ueno, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Koji Oishi, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Haruyuki Namba, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Shinji Matsumoto, Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV

Abstract:

We studied the self deployable Solar Power Satellite (SPS) using centrifugal force in order to explore ways in reducing construction costs. We designed a 340 kW SPS, and studied the unfolding process of solar cells, joints and some details.



Subject Headings: Solar power | Satellites | Structural analysis | Joints | Construction costs

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