The Inevitable Resurgence of Nuclear Explosives in Space

Modern Disciples of PACER

PACER in Space

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What about utility of a mega power plant?

Political Components

  • A interplanetary society is less connected due to communication lag, causing more independent political institutions to form
  • The outer solar system has both a greater need for nuclear power and is distanced from Earth’s influence
  • Conflict between superpowers on Earth is still mediated by M.A.D., and larger bombs would be necessary if we tried to emulate this in space
  • Living in space desensitizes us to the destructive power of nukes because orbital velocities allow for kinetic weapons of similar scale anyway

State of Advocacy… or Alarm?

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Alan

Alan

Obligatory analytical writing, online participation account for Medium. Engineering, software, books, space, constant daydreaming.

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