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Old 04-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #9
Fred Brackin
Join Date: Aug 2007
Default Re: O'Neill Cylinders

Originally Posted by Brett View Post
Which means I'm stuck with active stabilisation, I think.
Even with a ring rather than a cylinder, Larry Niven discovered he needed active stabilization. So scaling up doesn't seem to help.

The "natural" stability of L4 and L5 gets overrated too. You need to maintain your physical plant, you're going to need to maintain your stability too.
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