A space-orbiting solar array just won a DOD innovation contest. The concept, developed by a team of scientists led by Paul Jaffe, spacecraft engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, puts a solar-harvesting array out in space, where it will convert sunlight to microwave energy and then send the microwaves to Earth via a wireless network. The concept was named a winner in four of seven categories of the first-ever Department of Defense (DoD) Diplomacy, Development, and Defense (D3) Innovation Summit Pitch Challenge. Congrats!