From the perspective of the Exploration Office at the Johnson Space Center, Jeff George sees "an evolving family of related power and propulsion technologies" for the next wave of human exploration. The space around Earth is filled with intense sunlight, undiffused by atmosphere, continuously. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

243–268. References . Comparison of Asian national space programs Jump to ... Of six major space powers in world which have full launch capabilities to transfer heavy payloads in geosynchronous orbits, can launch multiple and recoverable satellites, deploy cryogenic engines and operate extraterrestrial exploration missions, three (China, India and Japan) are Asian. This chapter draws from the author’s earlier work “Future of Asian Space Powers” from Ajey Lele and Namrata Goswami (ed) Imagining Asia in 2030: Trends, Scenarios and Alternatives, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2011, pp. Space Power is about the generation of power from space..

space energy, planets, universe, etc.) Mission planners would like to do better in the future. Powers based on the control over cosmos (i.e. It represents an inexhausible supply of energy that can be converted to electricity using semiconductors - that is without the use of any moving parts. Greening the Future of Outer Space A team of scientists and policy experts want to develop space sustainably for future generations Artist’s impression of satellites and debris in low-Earth orbit. The first likely candidate is electric propulsion (EP). Even though Japan has maintained a peaceful space program, there are compelling security factors that are beginning to impact Tokyo’s future space orientation. 1.