Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Micrometeorite and other space junk impacts. Unless you can come up
> with a way for the dish to be cheaply patched.
Why would we need to patch holes? Assume an inflatable dish
could be coated on orbit, then no bother if it gets a few holes.
> > I envision the dish as spin stabilized to keep it
> > pointed at the sun, with steam generator, and dual,
> Wouldn't direct photovoltaic be more efficient than a steam
Depends. PVs are harder to make on orbit than coating
an inflatable surface on orbit, assuming current technology.
Drexler has written a lot about this, but I have not asked
him yet to put all his writings online. spike
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