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Pretty cool. Seems like a waste to spend all of that energy getting them (and the fuel tank) close to orbit...A bit more energy, and those tons of steel could be in space to be used later. If nothing else, the fuel tanks would make a good place to store, say, fuel. Or oxygen.Of course, I guess you'd then have to maintain the orbit... I'm just thinking that it costs so much to lift them there, and it's a shame to just dunk them in the drink.
VERY VERY true Thimscool. If they were to keep the fuel tank (the brown thing) and clean it in space, you could have HUGE space station containers. Combine 5 or 10 and you have something 10x the size of our current space station. And all within 2 years at low cost.
I imagine that sunshine and out-gassing would clean it pretty fast.It would take a little thought and engineering to make them usable for a space station. I guess it is important to remember that the extra effort would also cost a lot of gas. But it's not like ISS hasn't been expensive...
It is a great plan, it would work so well, so obviously they cant do it.
ARg yes working on the link updates... Sorry note I have to copy into template all of my links over again!
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