IECL in the Media

Read more about CASSIOPeiA and our skilled team in the press.

UK government commissions research into space solar power stations, including IECL's concept

Solar energy harvested in space offers the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon power source. A pioneering government-backed study into CASSIOPeiA, and other concepts, will help shine a light on the possibilities for a space-based solar power system.

IECL Chief Engineer Ian Cash to assist Frazer-Nash Consultancy UK govt-backed space solar power concept study

The UK Government has commissioned systems, engineering and technology consultancy, Frazer-Nash, and global forecasting and quantitative analysis company, Oxford Economics, to carry out an independent study into space-based solar power (SBSP), assisted by IECL Chief Engineer Ian Cash...

Giant solar power station in SPACE could generate energy for Britain.

The UK government has ordered research into a multi-billion pound solar satellite: the British prototype called CASSIOPeiA would be a mile long and weigh 2,000 tons.

A Secret Space Plane is Carrying a Solar Experiment to Orbit

IECL's Ian Cash talks to about the anticipated launch of the US Air Force's secret space plane, X-37B, for a long-duration mission in low Earth orbit.

'CASSIOPeiA – A New SPS Concept'

Ian Cash, of SICA Design Ltd (design arm of IECL), presented a new Solar Power Satellite (SPS) concept during the Space Solar Power Workshop of the IEEE WiSEE conference held in Montreal.

'Space-based solar power: the new space race'

Today’s agenda for space is no longer focused on merely getting there. The modern space race is about getting the engineering in place to exploit space-based solar power (SBSP). But how will energy be beamed back down to Earth without breaking the bank?

'Space race to power the final frontier'

There is currently a big buzz around space-based solar power (SBSP) in R&D departments and space agencies around the world. The reality of affordable, safe SBSP seems to be getting closer by the day, and there are a number of different systems in development that have the potential to deliver SBSP within a couple of decades…

'New Under the Sun: Power-beaming CASSIOPeiA Satellite'

A new Solar Power Satellite (SPS) concept has been advocated and dubbed CASSIOPeiA, short for Constant Aperture, Solid-State, Integrated, Orbital Phased Array)...

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