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Mon May 27 04:35:11 UTC 2013
On Saturday, May 25, 2013 6:58 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote
>On May 25, 2013 10:38 AM, "Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> In terms of launch costs, an order of magnitude improvement would be
> Launch costs have a lot more to do with operations
> than physics at the moment.
Yes. I think the launch industry is not near it's economic optimum (if that concept makes sense) in such a way that the driver is what are the physical limits of current technology. Rather, it's very from any economic optimum.
See my SF short story "Residue":
http://www.amazon.com/Residue-ebook/dp/B00BS3T0RM/ -- US
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BS3T0RM -- UK
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