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From earthian DSSs to alien atmospheric cities?

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:36 pm
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Post From earthian DSSs to alien atmospheric cities?   Posted on: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:36 pm
Hello JP Aerospace,

I am keeping this topic separated from the other threads where you already answered questions similar to this thread because it might now go into details.

The reason is the article "Cloud Cities On Venus?" ( ... -city.html )

Landis adds that a city might not be as difficult to build — and to keep afloat — as you might think.

"Because the atmosphere of Venus is CO2, the gases that we live in all the time, nitrogen and oxygen, would be a lifting gas," Landis said. "On Earth, we know to get something to lift, you need something lighter than air. Well, on Venus, guess what? Our air is lighter than air, or at least lighter than the Venus atmosphere."

"If you could just take the room you're sitting in and replace the walls with something thinner, the room would float on Venus," he remarked.

To me this sounds as if DSSs and city-like derivatives of huge dimensions may be easy to be constructed for Venus since no Helium would be required but just the gases the earthian atmosphere consists of.

So do you have concrete concepts for such an alien city. real solutions to be described in papers that might be that advanced that people like Landis would welcome them?

What could such a city look like if based on your DSSs, the Ascender and the ATO and the intermediate vehicles like Tandem?

Dipl.-Volkswirt (bdvb) augustin (Political Economist)

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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:16 am
When everything is built and done, Venus is where I want to go.
All of the ATO technology is perfectly suited for there.

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Will the Orbital Ascender be able to Aerobrake though?

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