[extropy-chat] MARS: Because it is hard

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Apr 15 08:32:52 UTC 2004

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 07:40:40PM -0400, Dan Clemmensen wrote:
> Thanks, Alan. OK, we'll make it 150 Km. in a vacuum and
> ignoring the cost of land, the extra length is no big deal. We

How much is a km^2 of lunar surface worth now? Ignoring ineffectual treaties,
and scamsters, effectively zero. One of the first worthwhile projects of the
accelerator is to seed LLO with a cloud of active photovoltaics modules,
capable of beaming microwave power in any direction, whether down to Luna (to
power these linear motor launchers), to Earth, and into space (to propel

> can use the same linear induction technology for launch and
> landing orbits and for local transportation.

Assuming, we want to transport stuff across lunar surface, maglev is one way
to do it -- the lowest ELLO is Luna surface.

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