[ExI] Energy crisis solution

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon Jun 23 03:07:37 UTC 2008

Keith writes

> In the course of working on another problem, I examined the payback 
> time of solar power satellites lifted into space by rockets.  To my 
> surprise, the energy payback time was only 40 days....
> ...
> the cost of payload to GEO into a range corresponding to dollar a 
> gallon gasoline.
> I gave a talk on this concept at the International Space Development 
> Conference and a few days later to some Lockheed planners.  It need 
> to be verified by other engineers but looks like a way out of the 
> world wide energy crisis....

Well, congratulations on getting them to listen!  It's at points like this
where doers become distinguished from (mere) thinkers.


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