Reply to post: Re: The silver lining

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: The silver lining

messing with the day/night cycle - unintended consequences follow

Lighting streets with lamps is one thing. Shining the sunlight onto an area 7/24 is not the same thing. You can turn a street lamp OFF. The satellite is a "one size fits all" kind of thing. You can't control it. It's ON whether you want it or not.

But I think it'd be a nice target for ground-based 'satellite killer' laser testing - mirror? Oh CRAP!

(oh and for this to work properly, the mirror would have to be the size of a city, something about energy density, etc.)

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