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Lunacy! February 25, 2014

Posted by Maury Markowitz in solar power satellites.
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The Luna Ring

The Luna Ring, of DOOM!

I’ve written on the topic of solar power satellites on several occasions. I thought it would be obvious to anyone that the negatives are so great that it’s a dumb idea, even if there is no night time cutting off your power half the time.

So what’s an even dumber idea? Putting them on the Moon. Now you have all the problems¬†the problems of a satellite in terms of launch costs and beaming losses, and¬†a night time that lasts two weeks!

And yet the interwebs are all alight with this silly idea.