Space Colonies and Energy Supply to the Earth

@article{Oneill1975SpaceCA,
  title={Space Colonies and Energy Supply to the Earth},
  author={G. O'neill},
  journal={Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={190},
  pages={943 - 947}
}
  • G. O'neill
  • Published 1975
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
It is pointed out that a space manufacturing facility may be economically more effective than alternative industries on the earth for the construction of products which are to be used in geosynchronous or higher orbits. The suggestion is made to construct solar power stations at a space colony and relocate them in geosynchronous orbit to supply energy to the earth. Attention is given to energy problems and approaches for solving them, taking into account environmental effects and economic… Expand
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