- Dr. Glaser was project manager for the Apollo 11 Laser Ranging Retroreflecter Array
- Responsible for the Lunar Heat Flow Probes and the Lunar Gravimeter
- Dr. Glaser has published more than 300 technical papers & books.
Dr. Peter E. Glaser is best known as the inventor of the Solar Power Satellite concept “Power from the Sun: It’s Future”.
He was granted a U.S. patent on the Solar Power Satellite to supply power from space for use on the Earth.
Earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
Dr. Glaser was project manager for the Apollo 11, Laser Ranging Retroreflecter Array installed on the lunar surface, and two other arrays installed on subsequent missions — the only science experiments still in operation on the Moon.
He also was responsible for the Lunar Heat Flow Probes and the Lunar Gravimeter which were operational during the Apollo program, and the Initial Blood Storage Experiment flown on the NASA shuttle Columbia (STS-61-C), to explore gravitational effects on human blood cells.
Dr. Glaser served on several NASA Committees including Task Force on Space Goals, NASA Advisory Council, and Lunar Enterprise Case Study.
He formed the SUNSAT Energy Council; an NGO associated with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and currently serves as its Chairman.
He also chaired the Space Power Committee of the International Astronautical Federation.
He has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress.
Dr. Glaser was President of the International Solar Energy Society, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Solar Energy.
Dr. Glaser received the Farrington Daniels Award from the International Solar Energy Society.
He is a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
International Astronautical Federation established the Peter Glaser Plenary Lecture to be given at the Annual Congresses.
He was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame of the United States Space Foundation.
Dr. Glaser has published more than 300 technical papers and books. His personal collection, the Peter E. Glaser Papers, have been donated to the MIT Archives and Special Collections.
Peter E. Glaser is the inventor and patent holder of the solar power satellite concept.
Throughout his professional career, he has advocated the use of solar energy on Earth and in space.