Originally posted by Omega85
PS. Anx will be away for a little while allthough he is still part of this team ,
Sorry folks, it's been a very busy couple weeks, but I'm back for the rest of the month unless something comes up I haven't anticipated.
So for now, I'll try to get some work done on the project so as to move it forward.......
Originally posted by Omega85
Now about these directions, i think we should look at what we know about the moon and its component helium3, could this be part of some major reason
why they are up there???-------------
Also my direction is helium3, u2u me yours and i will judge wich one we will take.
I would like to take an indepth look at helium 3, and it's possible uses for a Moon base such as a mining operation.
If this is the direction Omega85 wants the project to go I'll jump on this aspect and see what I can dig up. pun intended
Just let me know.
I do want to point out that I'm of the belief that the Moon is currently unoccupied by anyone from Earth due to the logistics of building and
supplying a large scale mining operation. It would be very difficult for any nation to establish a base without the knowledge of other nations that
have the ability to track launch vehicles and the tremendous resources required to set-up and maintain such a base in total secrecy.
I also feel that any nation with the ability to make such incredible advances would be bragging about their accomplishments unless this was a purely
military project conducted by the American government for some undisclosed purpose.
More and more data is being collected about the Lunar surface by satallites orbiting the Moon, and more nations are sending probes in the near future.
Any secrets will soon be disclosed as nations like Japan, India, the EU (Smart-1), and others start to image the surface of our nearest neighbour.
Any extraction of Helium-3 would require a strip-mining type of opperation of the surface regolith to process the H-3. This type of mining would
require large areas of the surface to be stipped away and processed, and then the tailing would have to be dumped back on the surface somewhere. This
would surely be visible from any orbiting satellite, if not from Earth based telescopes. unless done on the opposite side of the Moon that faces
Due to the amount of money being spent on the ITER in France, I can't concieve that an operational fusion reactor has been constructed under the
Lunar surface unless an alien race built it.
Also to have a fusion reactor with helium-3 as the fuel you will also need deuterium to get the extra neutron for it to fuse with. As far as I know
the Moon has no deuterium, so that would need to come from another source such as Earth.
I do intend to do a bit more research into this on my own, and if this is one area that other project members want to examine further I'll post my
findings in our forum.
Let me know.
It's good to be back.