Spotlight of Heat (Orbital Microwaves)
Using an orbiting satellite microwave array to heat a specific portion of a planetary surface. (Read
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|"See also the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson"|
(Saks Russel 11/20/2006 11:41:55 PM )
|"What's new on the Alliens issue?"|
(Georgewaters Ojeigbe 6/13/2007 3:55:12 AM )
|"Compare also to Clarke's "The Fountains of Paradise" which uses a laser on a weather satellite to provide heat to the stuck space elevator. "|
(Andrew Dalke 5/11/2011 12:45:35 PM )
|"Andrew, thanks, I'll look it up and post it."|
(Bill Christensen 5/13/2011 4:46:13 PM )
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