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Re: 50 Years since the Moon Landing....and....?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2019, 05:22:01 am »
It is not so much the Earth's magnetic field, but the electromagnetic interference at low wavelengths by all our technology. High wavelengths can be blocked by man made shields, but it takes a very large body to block the low wavelengths. Low wavelength radio telescopes would benefit big bang research greatly. Yes, that would be an excellent lunar project but would not need to be manned during operation. For construction however, there might be something to be gained.

Yup, a space elevator reduces the power requirements dramatically for putting payload into Earth orbit. The challenges however are significant for materials, construction, and safety. Larry Niven solved the materials issue with the wire that connected his shadow squares (who remembers that?)

I saw a documentary a long time ago on space elevator technology. You're right though; we would need to clean up the garbage belt that surrounds the entire planet.