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How large are the advantages to building a Martian spaceport on Olympus Mons? What are the disadvantages?

There are several questions and answers here about a potential advantage to launching from substantially higher altitudes, usually the answers are that while indeed there is some advantage, it is ...
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Is a railgun up Olympus Mons possible?

I know earth's atmosphere is a show stopper for rail gun launch to orbit from Earth's surface. The vacuum of the moon is often cited by lunar enthusiasts who point out lunar mass drivers could ...
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Olympus Mons - viable Mars landing site?

I'm becoming interested in how Mars missions are planning their landings. One aspect I see brought up time and again is Mars' awkward atmosphere - 'just enough there that you have to care about it'. ...