[ExI] Power sats and the industrial development of space (was global waming again)

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 06:37:08 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 8:40 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's going to take at least ten tons of stuff landed on the moon for
> materials and living space per person.  For a thousand people, that's
> ten thousand tons, or 10 million kg.  If you try to do this with
> current rockets, and taking the cost to the moon as the same as to
> GEO, that' $20,000/kg x 10 million kg or $200 billion just for
> transport cost.

I'm sorry.  I thought I was clear.  The one thousand moon workers
wouldn't go to the moon.  They would perform their work by
teleoperation, employing hamster-size robots.  How much then to get a
thousand hampsters and their miniaturized industrial combine to the

Sure be nice to know how much that mini combine would weigh.  Yo,
Bryan, care to comment?  What basic tool set would my thousand
hamster-sized robots need in order to process the raw materials, build
the moon base, and make more bots?  Minimum mass; lunar regolith
starting materials;...

Best, Jeff Davis

  "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                          Ray Charles

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