Re: Dyson shell redux

Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 08:21:47 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> > Perhaps I thought that materials requirements would be too high for
> > fibers and/or perhaps I thought you would need the satellites to
> > be "independent" to allow them to make orbital adjustments to
> > compensate for specific forces that would impact them (from
> > coronal mass ejections for example).
> The force on the nodes and connecting fibers from CMEs is
> verrry tiny, negligible with respect to the force due to light
> pressure. If I can get off my lazy ass, Ill calc this out. spike

Are we talking a gossamer vs. orbiting swarm version of Dyson? What
is it good for, as it's much too thin for doing anything serious with
all the energy flux holding it afloat?

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