Reflectors in space could make solar farms on Earth work for longer every day

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A dim flash of light appeared in Europe on the night of 5th February 1993. This came from a Russian space mirror called Znamya-2, a 20 metre reflective structure much like aluminium foil (Znamya means “banner” in Russian),  which unfurled from a spacecraft that had just undocked from the Russian Mir space station. Its goal was to demonstrate solar energy could be reflected from space to Earth.

The Conversation looks at how this technology can be revisited.

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