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John Crary

May 3, 2017
12:34

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Just discovered reference 2 where the following comment by Neil J. Cornish was encountered regarding the LaGrange L1 point stability as "“a satellite parked at L1 or L2 will wander off after a few months unless course corrections are made”.  Although this does not indicate a completely stable L1 position it certainly does provide a reference value for understanding requirements for concept viability.


Maksim Kovalevich

Sep 19, 2017
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Can it be more effective to apply a large amount of lunar dust?
Raise from the surface of the moon a cloud of quartz dust, which will partially reflect sunlight. Over time, the dust will settle again on the surface of the Moon during the orbit around the Earth.

 


John Crary

Sep 20, 2017
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Thanks for your comment.  If the dust was orbiting the moon it would only result in additional cooling when the moon gets between the sun and earth, during solar eclipses.  This does not happen very often, that's why I say this should be done in the sun-earth L1 orbit where the gravity between them is balanced, this provides a semi-stable position in space that would block the sun all the time to cool the planst.  Lots to consider but recently read something about NASA working on space construction which sounds very interesting for this idea.  

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