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If money truly isn't an issue, then I would build a HUGE tower in a country on the equator. (Having purchased said country outright.) I would also need to purchase the entire steel and aluminium and much of the concrete output of the entire world. The Earth's orbit would probably change a little as a result, but I could probably balance that out if I wanted, ...


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The expensive bit is getting above the first ten miles. If you really have to move a LOT of mass into LEO rather then just a few traditional satellites, then ground based rocket launches may not be the most effective way to achieve that goal. I know you said money no object but building traditional big rockets takes a lot of time and deliver very little into ...


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Nuclear pulse propulsion. Nuclear pulse rockets are a form of rocket engine that involves the rocket dropping a very small shaped-charge nuclear explosive out the back and then detonating it, such that the force of the explosion is transferred to a pusher plate that is connected to the main body of the rocket via shock absorbers. Based on the preliminary ...


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If you don't care what the mass you are sending to LEO is and you really have infinite money you could ask every military around the globe to shoot every capable rocket they have into orbit. It's really hard to estimate how many of those are around, but each having a mass on the order of magnitude of 1 ton, and the ability and existing factories to produce a ...


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Opinion-based, but I'll give it a shot. In the timeframe of one year, it's not possible to develop any new launch technology of consequence; we have to rely on existing launchers, with a couple of possible exceptions for launchers that are well in development. SpaceX has the best track record for high production rates and rapid scaling, so if I were in ...


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In 1 year all aerospace companies resources could be requisitioned / maxed out (I'm assuming it's a free for all war like situation here). For example there would probably be scope to launch more Falcon 9 rockets with selected maxed out payloads. But options are limited. Over 5 or 10 years the best option would be to give Elon Musk free reign with Starship, ...


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