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To build a "space elevator" would it be best to build one the moon first?

To build a "space elevator" would it be best to build one the moon first? | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
If you built it from the moons surface it could then take material into space to build the Earth one which could then be lowered into position from geostationary orbit around the Earth?
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Space Elevator Science - Climb to the Sky - A Tethered Tower

It’s Space Elevator research! Smart robots climbing 2 km straight up. The Ribbon is held aloft by large helium balloons.
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Why Turning Mercury Into a Dyson Sphere to Harvest Solar Energy Is Not Worth It

Why Turning Mercury Into a Dyson Sphere to Harvest Solar Energy Is Not Worth It | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
Rising energy prices usually spark some creative ideas for alternatives, but a new one from a futurist named George Dvorsky is
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Dyson sphere hunt using Kepler data | KurzweilAI

Dyson sphere hunt using Kepler data | KurzweilAI | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
A Dyson sphere under construction (credit: Steve Bowers) Geoff Marcy has received a grant from the UK’s Templeton Foundation to look for Dyson spheres,
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How Not to Build a Dyson Sphere - Tested.com

How Not to Build a Dyson Sphere - Tested.com | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
Mining all of Mercury to build a swarm of energy-collecting satellites is a ridiculous idea. Here's why.
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How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps

How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
Let’s build a Dyson sphere! By enveloping the sun with a massive array of solar panels, humanity would graduate to a Type 2 Kardashev civilization capable of utilizing nearly 100% of the sun’s energy output.
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Interview of David Criswell Who Advocates Solar Power on the Moon by Sander Olson

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Sentient Developments: Oh, yeah, well NASA agrees with me: Rapidly initiating space civilization

Sentient Developments: Oh, yeah, well NASA agrees with me: Rapidly initiating space civilization | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
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Lunar space elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A lunar space elevator is a proposed cable running from the surface of the Moon into space.

It is similar in concept to the better known Earth space elevator idea (a cable suspended above Earth, with its center of gravity slightly above geostationary orbit). It would instead be constructed with its center of gravity in a stationary position above the surface of the Moon, providing a controlled means to transport people and/or materials between the surface and lunar orbit.

A lunar elevator could significantly reduce the costs and improve reliability of soft-landing equipment on the lunar surface. For example, it would permit the use of mass-efficient (high specific impulse), low thrust drives such as ion drives which otherwise cannot land on the Moon. Since the cable would possess a microgravity point, these and other drives can reach the cable from low Earth orbit (LEO) with minimal launched fuel from Earth. With conventional rockets, the fuel needed to reach the lunar surface from LEO is many times the landed mass, thus the elevator can reduce launch costs for payloads bound for the lunar surface by a similar factor.

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amor mundi: Robot Cultist George Dvorsky Is Building a Dyson Sphere in His Basement

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why we won't build a dyson sphere soon

why we won't build a dyson sphere soon | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
See, this is what I get for having my head buried in code for days on end; interesting stuff just slips by without notice even when it's begging for a post. Though in this case, circling back to th...
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Space Elevator? Build it on the Moon First

Space Elevator? Build it on the Moon First | Dyson Spheres | Scoop.it
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke famously predicted that we'd see space elevators 50 years after people stopped laughing at the idea.
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