Insulate Britain. And
Shut your oven door.
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I recall sitting in front of noisy valve radio sets which made EHT from 12V batteries by running a common axle which was a 12V motor at one end and a generator at the otter.
I recall there were big AC ones including ones which ran on 50Hz at one end and 60Hz at the other, separated by a very long DC cable.
But just spinning a big thing up without blowing steam into it would make a good stabiliser, even better if you want a gyroscope.
Demand is not fixed in time.
Also, every megawatt of electricity produced from the sun is a megawatt and a half of gas not burnt - it isn't cheap or unlimited and that will steadily bite more under assumptions independent of warming - and CO2 not yet added to the air.
Saving spare solar etc capacity - as it develops - by electrolysis and burning the result in those gas combjned cycle turbines may be worth doing to avoid wasting sunshine or piping gases to homes. Once it is spare, it is cheap.
and take off again,
And a few times more.
And with a more delicate and difficult payload.
Batteries with a 3 year shelf life are no trouble, even without panels or Pu.
The article mentions the Mars return vehicle in orbit, awaiting rendezvous with the Mars to orbit launcher.
You should think better, rant less.
don't have a religious component to it.
I don't mean Xiand, I mean the whole range of gods and whatnot.
So let's go with the winter solstice, which demonstrably happens.
* lemons were known to be more effective - later explained by their higher content of vitamin C, but at the time Scurvy went out of fashion England/Britain didn't have any friends among the many places that grew lots of lemons.
They do go well with rum though
Even if you don't rely on aerobraking for any of the slowing down, you are climbing up the solar gravity well, so you won't need half the fuel at the far end.
You also have a much lighter ship to slow down than you started boosting from the vicinity of Earth.
One reason why Venus is so hard.
French has libre and gratuit, English conflates them as free.
Libre Office is, perhaps surprisingly, libre. Free as in speech.
The FSF and other FLOSS licence writers make it perfectly clear that charging for media, convenience, configuration, support is fine.
That many do all or some of those things gratuit is just an indication of the size of actual costs involved. Too cheap to meter.
The difficult question about solar power satellites was always how thd power that paid for them, and an orbital infrastructure around them, was to get to the planet.
Use it up there. Ship the data.
Make use of power within Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere illegal, watch as had panels dread.
If they'd like to drop inward a little - more sunlight, less eclipses - then thry could cluster around L1 and marginally decrease Earth's insolation helping to counter existing trouble from prior burning.
A few implementation details, but the market I'm told will work such things out.
I know little of this stuff, but I gather MUMPS, and then M, regard the whole collection of data - a medical record system for instance - as a global.
And it is mapped onto an area of hard drive.
MUMPS has been around for a long time, but perhaps would prefer Optane to rust already?