A solar power system capable of converting sunlight into all the electricity needed to operate a large manned orbiting space station for a year or more can be built with existing technology and equipment, RCA Astro‐Electronics scientists announced at the Inter‐Society Energy Conversion Engineering Conference in Miami, Fla. Functioning as part of a space station in a 200‐nautical‐mile orbit, the system would generate 5 to 8 kW of usable power.

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