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6 2, 11:30pm
I wonder what the ROI would be for an orbital solar farm and receiving station. The idea isn't a new one, and even cheap solar panels get more juice outside the atmosphere than under this sea of light-scattering and absorbing air.
I'm pretty sure the solar panels could be made cheaply enough, in the absolute sense. I'm less sure about the gallons of kerosene and LOX to get them up there.