[ExI] global warming again.

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 18:58:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/3/20 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:
>> It would take launching a mid sized Orion--using over 1000
>> bombs--every day to transport the materials needed for power sat
>> production.
> Just for curiosity's sake, for how many days? And, in any event, why a
> mid-sized vehicle, if it is true that large ones would be more
> efficient and/or less polluting?

A serious power sat production program uses upwards of 100 tons per
hour for a number of decades.  Call it a million tons per year.

One launch every 4 years is not often enough, one per day is too often.

If someone were really going to look at this instead of rejecting it
out of hand, a launch a month might be in the right range.  That's
still close to 13,000 bombs per year.


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