A is for Array

A is for Array: when a solar array triggers a massive Coronal Mass Ejection, the resulting storm around the earth causes the destruction and the world of ‘Gossamer Steel’. Amidst all the chaos, others unleash the power to return magic and dreams to the world, primarily in the land called The Country. The remains of the old techno-obsessed world need to devise new ways to survive reusing resources and skills from the past.

Although the Array, called Ra I, is fictional it is loosely derived on existing solar arrays for spacecraft, satellites and the International Space Station.  The best source of energy for spacecraft is sunlight. Engineers have developed technologies to convert solar energy to electrical power efficiently. The best source of energy for spacecraft is sunlight. As NASA says, “Engineers have developed technologies to convert solar energy to electrical power efficiently. NASA and its partners developed a method of mounting solar arrays on a “blanket.” The blanket can be folded like an accordion for delivery to space and then deployed, or spread out, to its full size once in orbit. ” [Read more from NASA here]

A is also for airships, the Alfar or elves that return to The Country, the mysterious Avellana, and for Abbie, who helps Charlie Stern fly, and for April Fools Day 😉

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The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. Please visit other challenge writers.

My theme is ‘The World of Gossamer Steel’, the SF-fantasy setting for a series of short stories and novellas that portray the tales behind the MMORPG that is central to my crime novel ,Wyrm Bait’.

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30 thoughts on “A is for Array

    • Thanks Alex. Suspect that more & more space exploration will use solar. Also I vaguely remember there being other sources out there… but then you probably know more than me. Over to you.

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