[ExI] The L5 Society ( was: EP and Peak oil.)
kanzure at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 21:50:26 UTC 2008
On Thursday 10 April 2008, John K Clark wrote:
> That is a perfect example of a statistic that may be true but is
> totally irrelevant; the fuel costs are a trivial aspect of the cost
> to get into geosynchronous orbit. Right now just the launch costs
> would be close to a trillion dollars per satellite, that's just to
> put it in the proper place, and that's not counting on the fact that
> then you've still got to actually build the thing. You're going to
> have to figure out a way that is one hell of a lot cheaper than that
> and I don't see how ground launch from Earth can do it.
Please show me where those trillions of dollars would go.
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