[ExI] Gallium

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 17:31:16 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>

> Like, is there enough gallium to make multi junction concentrated PV
> cells for power satellites?

How much do you need?  How much is available is readily searchable:
for example.

It looks like there's a lot more identified gallium deposits, mainly in
bauxite, than are currently commercially feasible to mine.  If the price of
gallium went up, say because a large solar satellite project started
putting in big orders for it, those deposits would suddenly become
commercially viable.

Which is to say: yes, there probably is, if you're willing to pay enough.
Considering the outlays you're planning for launch, this shouldn't be a
problem, but do note it in the budget.
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