European SPS NetWorkshop
The ACT organised a one-day workshop to discuss the second phase of the ESA SPS Programme. It took place at ESTEC on February 29.
The first phase of the ESA SPS programme has been concluded. Following the creation and an initial meeting of the European SPS Network in 2002, several studies were performed within the ESA General Studies Programme (GSP). We are now inviting the European SPS Network to give their input on the second phase of the ESA SPS Programme, during a one day workshop at ESTEC.
The rising interest in renewable energy solutions, the public debate on global warming and what is called "peak oil", the increasingly accepted need for sustainable energy systems, a recent white paper on SPS from URSI, the successful Furoshiki experiment as well as the attention for solar power from space created by the recent report initiated by the US National Security Space Office makes this the right time to initiate the second phase of the SPS programme plan.
The suggested planning for phase 2 can soon be found here. Reports from the first phase of the SPS Programme can be found on the ACT publications page.
Dates and location
29 February 2008
Conference room "Einstein"
ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
|Time||Speaker & Title|
|09:00||Welcome and introduction|
|09:10||ESA's previous work on SPS|
|09:35||Results and recommendations of the Japanese Peer Review of the 1st phase of the European SPS Programme
Nobuyuki Kaya, Kobe University
|Current international environment for SPS - recent initiatives and ongoing projects|
M.V. Smith, University of Reading
|10:20||EADS-Astrium current plans
Frank Steinsiek, EADS-Astrium
|Coffe break 10:40|
|11:00||Welcom Space Power business plan
Kevin Reed, Welsom Space Power
|11:20||LBST "Proposal towards implementation of recommendations from SPS 1st phase"
Martin Zerta and Patrick Schmidt, LBST
|11:40||Novel business strategies for the realization of SSPS
John Mankins, Managed Energy Technologies LLC
|Lunch break 12:30-14:00|
|Inputs to open discussion on recommendations for ESA SPS Programme 2nd phase|
|14:00||"Feasibility study of using crewed Soyuz flights from Kourou to facilitate the deployment of a MW-scale SPS demonstrator in low equatorial orbit."
Patrick Collins, Azabu University
|14:10||Technical input to second phase
|14:40||Open discussion on recommendations for European approach to SPS and consequences for second phase of SPS programme plan|
|17:00||Conclusions and wrap-up|