Here is a way to use local in-situ resources to markedly reduce the costs of building and maintaining an orbital facility in low earth orbit (LEO). The Space Settlement provides a artificial martian gravity or less by rotation. This gravity environment allows closed ecology methods to be used to remove the large costs of re-supply. Estimated cost of this project is $3 Billion.

This idea, while part of a patented idea for space solar power is, by itself not patented. If you want to take this idea and make it happen – please go ahead!

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