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John Kierein
2002-Jan-09, 04:57 PM
In Japan:
http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/laser_hydrogen_020109-1.html

Azpod
2002-Jan-09, 07:42 PM
On 2002-01-09 11:57, John Kierein wrote:
In Japan:
http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/laser_hydrogen_020109-1.html


It sounds interesting, but I'm not sure how cost effective it would be for commercial use. For now, the cost of launching a satellite is HUGE, and even if this technology can boast an efficiency rating of 80%, that may not be enough to offset the costs of launching the satellite.

If we can get the costs of launching something into space down, then it may be a more promising solution.

Ironically, one way to drop the costs of launches is to reduce the costs of producing hydrogen. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif