SunSat Design Competition
SunSat Design is an international competition intended to accelerate the conceptualization, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as a non-polluting source of electrical power.
THE DESIGN PROJECT
The purpose of the SunSat Design initiative is to move space solar power out of the research labs and onto the public agenda. This is being done by virtual story-telling and networking on a global basis, explaining what space solar power is and how and why it will become the ultimate renewable energy resource for Planet Earth.
The strategy is to link global scientific communities with university-based (and other) digital media labs for the purposes of advancing knowledge of space-based solar power satellites (SunSats) and illustrating their many Earth-energy applications.
Winning designs are high-impact digital art, supported by credible science, engineering and business plans, that best promote media understanding and public acceptance of a path forward in using space satellites to deliver energy on-demand to any and all places on earth.
The SunSat Competition is an initiative of:
To bring “energy from space"
a new level of visualization and international understanding, Ohio University is committing facilities and equipment, faculty and staff expertise and student time and talent.
To register your team, download and complete the registration application and email it to us. Please note that your official acceptance as a competitor team will be made only after all information has been provided to Ohio University. We have established a SunSat Advisory Panel, consisting of space professionals from the NSS and the SSPI.
To get started, we think you will find it helpful to view Space Journal Issue No.17: Creative Visualization of Space Solar Power. If you are a space scientist/engineer/entrepreneur who has been unable to locate a digital media lab near you, or if you are a visual artist/digital media center wishing to be linked to a space solar power mentor/advisor, the SunSat Design staff may have some suggestions for you.
RAISING COMPETITION AND AWARD FUNDS