Technical feasibility of space solar power hearing before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, September 7, 2000 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

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  • Satellite solar power stations,
  • Solar energy -- United States

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