This site is a blackboard for sketching, drafting, writing and exchanging ideas about the near future of space habitation. It focuses on the emerging orbital settlements - manned or not - and is interested in forecasting their eventual srawl in relation to the global super urbanization. It is clear that the process has started already driven by the technological advancements, and it will be fueled further by the demographic growth and increased burden on the planet. The site welcomes everyone who is interested in imagining the ultimate megabuilding-megacity - The Spacescraper - as a dream or as a nightmare.

Energy sources

Energy production will be critical for the Spacescraper’s existence. Initially it will rely on discreet photovoltaic solar arrays for meeting local consumption needs. With technological evolution larger solar farms will merge to form a continuous energy harvesting strips. They will both satisfy the increased power demand and serve as a radiation blocking shield for the Spacescraper.
Another promising energy source will be the nuclear fusion. Weightlessness and lack of space limitations on the Spacescraper will allow for building particle accelerators of new scale solving scientific problems encountered on Earth. If this development takes place the Spacescraper will become the major energy supplier for the entire Earth. Space cables sharing the same geostationary concept as the Space elevator will transmit the energy back to the planet’s surface.

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