[ExI] List of pitfalls

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 05:24:43 UTC 2009

2009/3/26 Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>:
> Figuring it would raise credibility, I have been trying to put
> together a list of technical developments that would wipe out the
> rational for building power satellites.
> This is because a lot of people who could be involved in this business
> have the fairly fresh memory of Iridium going bust.  In that case it
> was because much of their market was eaten by cell phones.
> To start off, the development and acceptance of very low cost nuclear
> energy would wipe out the market for power sat energy more expensive
> than the nuclear energy.
> What other cases can you think of?
> Keith

This probably counts as nuclear:

National Ignition Facility


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