Sketches – Sol 2: Mount Kilimanjaro Terraforming Station

Built in the late Commonwealth era, Kilimanjaro Station was the first step towards the eventual terraforming of Venus. Compared to Mars, Venus would be a much more substantial project that required an orbital presence. And unlike Mars, Venus did not have a pair of small moonlets that could be repurposed for the task. So Kilimanjaro… Continue reading Sketches – Sol 2: Mount Kilimanjaro Terraforming Station

Sketches – Sol 1: Icarus Station

Built by CERN as a replacement for the Lunar Supercollider (itself a replacement for the venerable Future Circular Collider), orbits in a geosynchronous orbit of Mercury. When it was initially assembled in the early years of the Terran Commonwealth the Solar Supercollider represents the single largest investment in high-energy particle physics in human history, and… Continue reading Sketches – Sol 1: Icarus Station