Upward Bound: Power Satellites

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How transmitting power down from space may be our future.
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Beaming energy down from satellites in orbit to replace the production of electricity on Earth may solve many of our problems, and avoid a potential economic or ecological crisis such as energy bottlenecks or global warming. Today we will explore how wireless microwave transmission of energy down to rectennas may not only be possible, but could be massively profitable in the near future and spur our exploration and colonization of space.

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Credits:
Power Satellites
Episode 144, Season 4 E30

Writers:
Isaac Arthur
Mark Warburton

Editors:
A.T. Long
Keith Blockus
Matthew Acker
Steve Nixon

Producer:
Isaac Arthur

Cover Artist:
Jakub Grygier https://www.artstation.com/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Katie Byrne
Kris Holland (Mafic Studios) www.maficstudios.com
Sergio Botero https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc

Narrator:
Isaac Arthur

Music:
Sergey Cheremisinov, "Sirius" https://www.s-cheremisinov.com
Miguel Johnson, "So Many Stars" https://soundcloud.com/migueljohnsonmjmusic
Aerium, "Fifth Star of Aldebaran" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnUJY3l5vIJFGsY3XvW4dQ
Sergey Cheremisinov, "Labyrinth" https://www.s-cheremisinov.com
A.J. Prasad, "Cold Shadow" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8-7qwaEPU
Markus Junnikkala, "A Memory of Earth" https://www.markusjunnikkala.com/