Northrop Grumman tests satellite-to-Earth power transmission technology

(ORDO NEWS) — The American defense company Northrop Grumman has conducted test tests of a guidance system for the beam, through which the energy of the Sun will be transmitted from the satellite to Earth.

The tests were carried out in one of Northrop Grumman’s test chambers in Baltimore.

In the future, it is planned to launch a prototype, which will be ready by 2025. The timing of the full launch of such a system has not yet been reported.

Recently, European aerospace giant Airbus demonstrated how it is possible to obtain solar energy from space during its own experiment.

Similar developments exist in China, Chinese scientists want to demonstrate their first prototype in 2028.

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