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15-09-2020, 01:17   #1
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We should send all our rubbish to Venus or to the sun. Let it burn up in them

Well good idea or not? If course there might be alien life on Venus now so might not be allowed send our rubbish there if there is. Maybe the weird microbial alien life on it would like our Earth rubbish do.
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15-09-2020, 01:19   #2
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Well good idea or not? If course there might be alien life on Venus now so might not be allowed send our rubbish there if there is. Maybe the weird microbial alien life on it would like our Earth rubbish do.
I think they did this in an episode of Red Dwarf...? Might have been something else though. Can't remember how it worked out. Probbaly not well.
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The sun would be the better bet, not a hope there's life on it, and if there is, well, rubbish won't be the top of the worries we may have. Problem is, it's a one way trip, and sending stuff to space is not cheap. It would take a healthy estimate of 19 years at 600mph to get there. The Solar Orbitor will reach speeds of 430000 mph, and that will still take about 2 years and costs €300,000,000 for getting 200kg of mass into space to reach those speeds. Heavier loads, longer flight time, more costs. Not worth it.

Yet.
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15-09-2020, 07:20   #4
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I think it’s eventually where we’ll send our nuclear waste (to the Sun that is), but for this to happen the launch procedure will have to be 100% reliable. Not 99.99999999% reliable, but 100%
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I think it’s eventually where we’ll send our nuclear waste (to the Sun that is), but for this to happen the launch procedure will have to be 100% reliable. Not 99.99999999% reliable, but 100%
How about the moon....hell of a lot closer and definitely no life there....the ‘sea of tranquility’ looks like a nice big hole that could be filled.....!!
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Incineration on this planet is probably a better idea
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More economical to do this

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More economical to do this

'Dilution is the solution to pollution'
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There are a fair few Air Max lying idle, load them up with rubbish and compel Elon Musk to Max and Starlink alternate space launches.
He gets rid of our rubbish and delivers broadband to the masses, its a win/win.
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Good idea, lets destroy another planet with our crap instead of taking responsibility for our actions and doing something constructive about it.

Blue sky thinking...
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How about the moon....hell of a lot closer and definitely no life there....the ‘sea of tranquility’ looks like a nice big hole that could be filled.....!!



Didn't work out too well in the year 1999.
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There are a fair few Air Max lying idle, load them up with rubbish and compel Elon Musk to Max and Starlink alternate space launches.
He gets rid of our rubbish and delivers broadband to the masses, its a win/win.
hes doing a good job of adding to the junk already up there!
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Pretty expensive launching rockets into space, in fuel, man hours and equipment. Spending that much money to launch a single rocket of rubbish when we would need to launch thousands of rockets up with it every year, it's never going to be economical until a much more efficient method of escaping Earth's gravity is invented, if it ever actually is.
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The amount of energy required to launch rubbish into orbit is considerably larger than just burning it. A Falcon 9 has a payload of 22 tonnes and each launch releases about 350 tonnes of CO2. Where just burning the 22 tonnes will release about 22 tonnes of CO2 (give or take)

Even if you were to strip down the rocket so it could carry more, you're never going to bridge that gap that makes a launch 16 times more expensive than burning.

Unless we come up with a more efficient method of launching rockets (nothing is on the horizon), or other methods of getting things into orbit - like a skyhook - then recycling, composting and incineration are the only way forward.
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Maybe that's how life on earth began.Rubbish dumped into space from another civilization millions of years ago.We may be the rats of the universe!
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