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Dragonisia reclaims Indian Ocean artificial island.


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Dragonisia announced today it was taken sole ownership of the former joint GNR artificial island in the Indian ocean. It intends on keeping the island operational and with the aid of technologically superior Dragon Empire members, continuing with the development of the space elevator program. It is expected to double the time to completion due to the fact one of the member states has outright collapsed in on itself and will obviously have no way to continue to contribute to the project as an entity.

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The Dragon Empire will indeed be looking to vet partners for what we are now envisioning as an international Indian Ocean Terminal, but the concepts are preliminary and will have to be reviewed by the legislature.

This project interest us. Would you consider adding us on as one of your partners? We will contribute technological and financial aid, as well as ships and manpower.

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The Imperial Sovereign wealth Fund would recommend you throw money at the problem then pay it off with taxes on growth later. ^..^

To do so might also cause inflation. No, we don't have reserves as vast as you apparently have, so the only way we could do that would be to print more money. And we both know how effective that would really be.

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The Nation of Selenarctos is also very interested in the development of a space elevator. While we do not have the financial resources that some countries have, perhaps different tiers of partnership could be devised?

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Why you would even need to build a space elevator is beyond us.

"In addition to that, they would need a properly functioning space program, with shuttles et cetera, to keep that thing running and build it in the first place."

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Why you would even need to build a space elevator is beyond us.

The Melvin Republic agrees for the most part. Our citizens are very interested in what kind of economic reward this Space Elevator will bring the Empire, considering the exorbitant costs if running such a project.

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I like Ridiculous and seemingly unprofitable projects. So if you ever need any oil/machinery/manpower Raochin would gladly come to your assistance. If anything allow us to provide the music when the elevator starts to work. Nothing more exciting than some classic rock whilst riding a thousand foot elevator.

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To do so might also cause inflation. No, we don't have reserves as vast as you apparently have, so the only way we could do that would be to print more money. And we both know how effective that would really be.

Sometimes a little inflation must be suffered to keep people working.

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The Melvin Republic agrees for the most part. Our citizens are very interested in what kind of economic reward this Space Elevator will bring the Empire, considering the exorbitant costs if running such a project.

Very simply even though in the short term the project has a very high cost, in the long run it pays for itself by providing a very cheap, medium maintenance cost method of delivering payloads into space and a launch pad for putting satellites into orbit while minimizing the expense of using chemical fuels such as petrol based rocket propellants. Instead of sending something up on the shuttle, you stuff it in the elevator and have it ride up electrically.. unload it at the station.. put it on a much smaller rocket and shoot it into orbit without having to have the rocket achieve escape velocities.

We also have plans to put a very large solar panel system around the orbital station that will make the elevator eventually self-powering if not actually feed power back into the grid here on earth. It's a very long term project. A small part of the state budget is being allocated each year towards its development. Project managers are managing the resource trickle and directing it towards critical systems development.

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Very simply even though in the short term the project has a very high cost, in the long run it pays for itself by providing a very cheap, medium maintenance cost method of delivering payloads into space and a launch pad for putting satellites into orbit while minimizing the expense of using chemical fuels such as petrol based rocket propellants. Instead of sending something up on the shuttle, you stuff it in the elevator and have it ride up electrically.. unload it at the station.. put it on a much smaller rocket and shoot it into orbit without having to have the rocket achieve escape velocities.

We also have plans to put a very large solar panel system around the orbital station that will make the elevator eventually self-powering if not actually feed power back into the grid here on earth. It's a very long term project. A small part of the state budget is being allocated each year towards its development. Project managers are managing the resource trickle and directing it towards critical systems development.

Thank you for this detailed explanation, this has definitely built my support for this project. The Melvin Republic launches thousands of satellites annually, so this project will definitely be beneficial in the long run.

We are not so excited about the solar panel project, since burning coal or harvesting nuclear energy is much cheaper to power the space elevator than expensive solar panels.

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"True, but those resources have limits. Over the long run, the Panels will also pay for themselves in production.. courtesy of the sun."

There are major coal deposits within our Empire, and most within the Melvin Republic. We have confirmed that there are over 100 million tons of high-quality coal reserves just within the Chongqing region. We are geologically blessed with huge reserves of the cheapest energy on earth! Combined with the extremely cost-efficient nuclear power available, I see no need to follow the recent "cool" trend of solar panels when we can generate energy so cheaply. Why don't we use this to our advantage to launch satellites at a much lower cost? I could see the drop in price causing a huge spurt of growth in the technological sector of our economy.

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Thank you for this detailed explanation, this has definitely built my support for this project. The Melvin Republic launches thousands of satellites annually, so this project will definitely be beneficial in the long run.

We are not so excited about the solar panel project, since burning coal or harvesting nuclear energy is much cheaper to power the space elevator than expensive solar panels.

Given the cost of over $100 million per launch, and an average of over 3 launches a day, your nation must be bankrupt by now. Please do not deny this, there is no way you could sustain that sort of waste of money.

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