Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Japon studia le possibilitate de generar electricitate in le spatio e transmitter lo al Terra.

(Languages of this post: Interlingua, English)

Ben que Japon es un pais que non ha multe ressources natural, le japoneses ha monstrate multe talento in lor capacitates pro disveloppar nove technologia excellente. Illes nunc planifica un station spatial que generara electricitate pro transmission al Terra per micro-ondas o radios laser.

Lor objectivo es poner in orbita geostationari (a 36 mille kilometros del terra) un artifacto equipate con diverse paneles photovoltaic que transofmara le luce solar a in electricitate, con un capacitate de 5 a 10 vices superior al paneles utilisate in le Terra.

Iste electricitate tunc essera transformate a in micro ondas o radios laser que essera transmittite a un antenna paroblic sur le Terra, ubi iste energia essera finalmente reconvertite a in electricitate.

“Como iste forma de energia es munde e inexhauribile, nos crede que iste systema potera contribuer al reduction del calefaction del atmosphera e a resolver problemas de insufficientia energetic”, explica le recercatores a MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), un gruppo diversificate que specialisa, inter alia, in technicas aerospatial.

Secundo le planos actual, il habera diverse studios de disveloppamento usque le lanceamento del systema final, previdite in 2030.

Primo illes ponera in orbita un satellite assatis modeste que probara le possibilitates de transmitter micro-ondas al Terra.

Postea, in 2020, le japaneses intende probar le possibilitate de montage robotic del paneles solar in un grande structura photovoltaic flexibile con le potential de 10 megawatts.

Le proxime passo essera poner in orbita geostationari un prototype con 250 megawatts de potentia, que servira pro verificar que le systema functiona e pro studiar su viabilitate financiari.

Le mission final consiste in producer electricitate a un costo que es competitive in relation a altere fontes de energia.

Le objectivo principal de iste projecto es disveloppar un systema final de 1.000 megawatts que producerea energia a un costo de 8 yen (0,085 dollars) per kilowatt/hora, le mesme costo de production de energia solar in le Terra in 2030, e approximatemente sex vices minus que le costo actual.

Le projecto anque habera le problema de convincer le publico Japanese que le transmission de iste energia al Terra non causara problemas ambiental o altere problemas de securitate. Inter multe japoneses, le parolas “laser” e “microundas” causa serie sentimentos de pavor e insecuritate.


Japan is studying the possibility of generating electricity in space and transmitting it to the Earth.

Though Japan is a country that does not have many natural resources, the Japaneses have shown a lot of talent in their abilities to develop excellent new technology. They are now planning a space station that will generate electricity for transmission to the Earth by microwaves or laser rays.

Their objective is to put in geostationary orbit (at 36,000 [22,369 miles]) from the earth) an artifact equipped with various photovoltaic panels that will transform sunlight into electricity, with a capacity five to ten times greater than the panels used on the Earth.

This electricity will then be transformed into microwaves or laser rays that will be transmitted to a parabolic antenna on the Earth, where this energy will be finally reconverted into electricity.

“Since this form of energy is clean and inexhaustible, we believe that this system will be able to contribute to the reduction of heat in the atmosphere and solve problems of a lack of energy,” say the researchers at MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), a diversified group that specializes, inter alia, in aerospace technologies.

According to current plans, there will be various developmental studies leading to the launching of the final system, planned for 2030.

First they will put into orbit a rather modest satellite that will test the possibilities of transmitting microwaves to the Earth.

Afterwards, in 2020, the Japanese intend to test the possibility of robotic assembly of the solar panels in a large photovoltaic structure with ten megawatts of power.

The next step will be to put into geostationary orbit a prototype with 250 megawatts of power that will serve to verify that the system is functioning and to study its financial viability.

The final mission consists of producing electricity at a cost that is competitive with other sources of energy.

The principal goal of this project is to develop a final 1,000-megawatt system that would produce energy at a cost of 8 yen (0.085 dollars) per kilowatt-hour, the same cost of production for solar energy on Earth in 2030, and about six times less than the current cost.

The project will also have the problem of convicing the Japanese public tht the transmission of this energy to Earth will not lead to environmental or other safety problems. Among the Japanese, the words “laser” and “microwaves” cause serious feelings of insecurity and fear.

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