Satellite To Be ‘Boosted’ By Microwave Beam Proposed SpaceDaily

Plans to make the first known attempt to “push” a spacecraft in Earth orbit using energy beamed up from the ground will be announced next week at the First International Symposium on Beamed-Energy Propulsion at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Scientists from the University of California at Irvine and Microwave Sciences, Inc., will discuss the Planetary Society’s plans to launch its Cosmos Sail mission next year using a Russian launch vehicle.