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SPACE DEVELOPMENT FUND 

The Space Development Fund will be America’s tool to spur innovation and jobs in space. 

 

SDF will partner with the private sector to finance the basic infrastructure needed to get Americans to, from and through space.

INITIAL PROJECTS

  • Space Based Solar Power

  • Space Elevator

  • Xray Navigation

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SPACE BASED SOLAR POWER

Space-Based Solar Power is exactly what it sounds like - a solar power plant built in space. Capturing solar energy and transferring it directly to Earth using microwaves.

OVERVIEW

Investment: $3.5 billion 

Economic impact: $7.5 billion 

Estimated Completion: 8 Years

Estimated new jobs: 121,975

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SPACE ELEVATOR

A space elevator is a tool to move large amounts of cargo and people from the ground to space. Its low cost-per-pound ($1-2 per pound), reliability (24/7/365) and capacity (50-100 tons per car) ensures a role alongside traditional rocket systems

OVERVIEW

Investment: $12.8 billion

Economic impact: $61.8 billion 

Estimated Completion: 8 Years

Estimated new jobs: 437,880

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X-RAY NAVIGATION

X-ray navigation (XNAV) is a navigation and timing system that uses pulsar stars instead of GPS satellites to enable interstellar navigation. 

OVERVIEW

Investment: $500 million

Economic impact: $1.3 billion 

Estimated Completion: 3 Years

Estimated new jobs: 17,425

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SPACE DEVELOPMENT FUND