Scientists have, for the first time, transmitted electricity wirelessly from space to Earth


Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have successfully beamed solar energy wirelessly from space to Earth for the first time. The experiment was conducted using a microwave transmitter on board an experimental orbital system, SSPD-1. It is installed on a Momentus Space space tug and consists of two solar panels and other equipment. Its receivers accumulate energy from the star and convert it into direct current.

During the experiment, the orbital system module successfully transmitted solar energy to the receiver on the roof of one of the buildings on the campus in Pasadena thanks to microwave radiation.

Wireless transmission of space energy is believed to provide access to electricity in remote and impoverished regions of the planet, as well as facilitate quick responses to natural disasters or technological catastrophes.