Building a colony
If we want to construct a colony on the moon, we need something to build it with. Unfortunately, Amazon does not deliver off-world – yet – and it currently costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to even send a one-pound payload to the moon's surface.
This means that if we want to avoid spending countless amounts on the shipping cost, we need to find a way to make use of the materials we can find on the moon's surface – and a new suggestion suggests that the moon's dust Melted with lasers can do the trick.
Freaking Laser Beams
This proposal is called the MOONRISE project, and it is a collaboration between Laser Zentrum Hannover eV, a nonprofit research institute focusing on photonics and laser technology and the Department of Space Systems, which designs and analyzes spacecraft and space missions for Germany. rumbureau. 1
The organizations are planning to utilize German-based space companies PTScientists to deliver their technology to the Moon in 2021 – meaning we could know the system's viability in just two short years.
READ MORE: MOONRISE: Bringing 3D printing to the moon / Melting moon dust with the laser [Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.]
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