American Society of Civil Engineers


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), and Shinji Matsumoto, (Shimizu Corp, Tokyo, Japan)

pp. 57-63

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Document type: Conference 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.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Centrifuge
Construction costs
Costs
Design
Force
Satellites
Solar power

Author Keywords:
Satellites
Construction - Costs - Joints (structural components) - Solar cells - Solar energy - Structural analysis
Centrifugal force - Solar Power Satellite