By Space Energy Initiative - April 10th, 2022 | Posted in News No comments

Antony Funnell talks with the SEI’s Martin Soltau, and Caltech Professor Ali Hajimiri.

Scientists are busy testing ways to build a giant solar farm in space.

If you can launch solar panels into orbit, so the theory goes, our future world could be powered by an uninterrupted stream of solar radiation.

Also, what to do about the increasing levels of space junk finding its way into our oceans? Are global sanctions the only way to force the space sector to clean-up its act?

Listen to the discussion here >>


  • Dr Ali Hajimiri – Professor of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology Space Solar
  • Martin Soltau – Space Business Manager, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Chair of the Space Energy Initiative (UK)
  • Dr Alice Gorman – Associate Professor and space archaeologist, Flinders University
  • Dr Malcolm Davis – Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Dr Anthony Chesman – Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO​