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polar space mass lazer launch

launch oxygen , carbon, water, and mass to space with lasers
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For years I"ve been saying the most efficient way to get mass into outerspace from earth is by taking advantage of magnetism, high energy, and the poles of the planet.

i'm not sure we have the technology yet, but it seems wakefield acceleration will play some role in launching the gas at high velocities from a launching station. various types of directed radiation will ensure the gas is properly ionized and that the polar atmosphere itself does not get in the way. it's quite possible the device will actually just harness existing atmospheric gasses and 'push' them towards a desired polar space region for capture, rather than some type of launching of gas from the ground .

Either way, the point here is there is no 'capsule' or 'housing' for the mass being launched.

ever more research is beginning to confirm this to be true. see the link below.

it is becoming very clear that the future of research on magnetization of molecules, high energy stimulation (lasers), various types of quantum physics and macromagnetic physics of the earths magnetosphere will provide a mechanism where by some type of focussed electromagentic radiation will be able to slowly but constantly PUSH gaseous material from our poles, into orbital space where a polar orbiting space station will be able to SCOOP up free gaseous mass in outer space.

decades old designs of a magnetic scoop for 'space harvesting' will eventually become useful when we develop the technology that allows us to slowly and cheaply push GAS in higher densities into outerspace. of course this gas will slow down the space station, but on board solar energy collectors will provide ample energy with which to use some of the gas as relativistic speed propellent, leaving the rest for onboard stations use.

this seems to be a far more consistent and tuneable method,as well as LOW ENERGY method for getting mass into orbit, rather than finding rare asteroids and changing their massive delta V to bring them to earth orbit.

it's all about going small and using ambient earth magentic environment to manipulate matter consistently rather than some highly vaunted but impractical lewis and clark expedition to find asteroids in outerspace.

the beauty of this approach is that if it scales, it can scale HUGE. placing more gas in a potentially 'scoopable' area of polar orbit than one could ever think possible. how so? according to this article at least 45 tons of gas each day is 'leaked' passively from the poles. that's without any addition of active energy. it is literally 'falling up' into outer-space on its own every moment of every second of every day..

start with that and keep working it.

teslaberry, Jul 08 2016

polar leakage. http://phys.org/new...ing-atmosphere.html
the earth is pooping into space. that's free gold right there. [teslaberry, Jul 08 2016]


       Somebody needs to go plug that hole! I'm gasping! Goodbye Princess Vespa!
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2016

       The article says 1 kg per second. That's not very much. Combined with the fact that these plumes are not very concentrated or dirrected, capturable portion will be a tiny fraction of 1kg. It's like expecting to capture water by flying airplanes to harvest water from clouds. Even if the clouds happen to be active thunderstorms, this is not going to be efficient.
ixnaum, Jul 08 2016

       (+) for creativity.   


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