[extropy-chat] The other space program

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Thu Aug 12 17:48:55 UTC 2004

--- Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> Who's going to build the microwave
> stations on the ground to
> track the craft as it goes around the Earth?

I generally agree with most of your objections here,
but this one can easily be solved: solar panels (or
cells on the craft's skin), or a fleet of microwave
satellites launched by traditional means.

> The Dark Sky station is as close to LEO as
> SpaceshipOne. I.e., not at all.

*shrugs*  Doesn't mean it isn't useful in its own
right.  If they can solve the engineering issues of
floating serious payload at high altitudes...floating
cities, anyone?

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