The Value of Low Lunar Orbit Space Stations

Background on Lunar Material Lifting

The mass-driver will be an electrically driven launcher, a sort of electromagnetic catapult. It will accelerate masses of lunar material to escape velocity, 1.5 miles per second. These masses are to be launched, one or two per second, day in and day out, indefinitely. They will fly out into space, curving in the moon’s gravity and slowing down as they go outward. Two days after launch they will reach the catching point, 40,000 miles above the lunar far side. There they will be intercepted.

Lunar Mass Driver, old NASA Work

Lunar Orbital Industry

Local Industrial Environment Around Time of Firing
Fine Velocity Adjustment



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