The Pentagon’s National Security Space Office has released a six-month study that concludes the US could use space-based solar power as an “inexhaustible supply of clean energy,” reports Brian Berger of Space.com (article via USA Today). The report recommends that the US fund in-depth studies and technology demonstrations to prove the viability of space-based solar power. The power could also supply forward bases, eliminating the need to convoy in fossil fuels. However, a NSSO spokesman said he thought it unlikely that the Pentagon would fund the technology; he believes it more rightly belongs with NASA or the Department of Energy.
Feb. 26, 2024
Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing conducted a flyover at Changi Air Base during the Singapore Airshow late last week. The BUFFs, currently deployed to Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, flew to Singapore to be featured at the biennial event, which concluded Feb. 25.