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A Malthusian catastrophe is a prediction that population growth will outpace. Nikolai Semenovich Kardashev is a Russian astrophysicist, Doctor of Physical. A planetary civilization or global civilization is a civilization of Type I on.

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O’Neill in his book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space. An O’Neill cylinder would consist of two counter-rotating cylinders.

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The cylinders would rotate in opposite directions in order to cancel out any gyroscopic effects that would otherwise make it difficult to keep them aimed toward the Sun. Each would be 5 miles 8. They would rotate so as to provide artificial gravity via centrifugal force on their inner surfaces.

While teaching undergraduate physics at Princeton UniversityO’Neill set his students the task of designing large structures in outer spacewith the intent of showing that living in space could be desirable. Several of the designs were able to provide volumes large enough to be suitable for human habitation.

This cooperative result inspired the idea of the cylinder, and was first published by O’Neill in a September article of Physics Today. O’Neill’s project was not completely without precedent. O’Neill created [ when?

Island Two is also spherical in design, akrdashev is 1, meters in diameter. The Island Three design, better known as the O’Neill cylinder, consists of two counter-rotating cylinderseach five miles 8.

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The habitat’s industrial svale block is located in the middle, to kzrdashev for minimized gravity for some manufacturing processes.

To save the immense cost of rocketing the materials from Earth, these habitats would be built with materials launched into space from the Moon with a magnetic mass driver.

The cylinders rotate to provide artificial gravity on their inner surface. At the radius described by O’Neill, the habitats would have to rotate about twenty-eight times an hour to simulate a standard Earth gravity. Research on human factors in rotating reference frames [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] indicate that, at such low rotation speeds, few people would experience motion sickness due to coriolis forces acting on the inner ear.


People would, however, be able to detect spinward and antispinward directions by turning their heads, and any dropped items would appear to be deflected by a few karddashev.

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This half-pressure atmosphere would save gas and reduce the needed strength and thickness of the habitat walls. At this scale, the air within the cylinder and the shell of the cylinder provide adequate shielding against cosmic rays.

Large mirrors are hinged at the back of each stripe of window. The unhinged edge of the windows points toward the Sun.

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The purpose of the mirrors is to reflect sunlight into the cylinders through the windows. Night is simulated by opening the mirrors, letting the window view empty space; this also permits heat to radiate to space. During the day, the reflected Sun appears to move as the mirrors move, creating a natural progression of Sun angles.

Although not visible to the naked eye, the Sun’s image might be observed to rotate due to the cylinder’s rotation.

Light transmitted through glass at an angle is somewhat polarizedwhich might confuse pollinating bees. To permit light to enter the habitat, large windows run the length of the cylinder.

This would cause kardsshev loss of the atmosphere, but calculations showed that this would not be an emergency, due to the very large volume of the habitat.

The habitat and its mirrors must be perpetually aimed at the Sun to collect solar energy and light kardasbev habitat’s interior. O’Neill and his students carefully worked out a method of continuously turning the colony degrees per orbit without using rockets which would shed reaction mass.

If one habitat’s rotation is slightly off, the two cylinders will rotate about each other.

Once the plane formed by the two axes of rotation is perpendicular in the roll axis to the orbit, then the pair of cylinders can be yawed to aim at the Sun by exerting a force between the two sunward bearings. Pushing the cylinders away from each other will cause both cylinders to gyroscopically precessand the system will yaw in one direction, while pushing them towards each other will cause yaw in the other direction. The counter-rotating habitats have no net gyroscopic effect, and so this slight precession can continue throughout the habitat’s orbit, keeping it aimed at the Sun.


Ina new construction method where suggested by inflating a bag and then taping it with a spool from asteroid materials like the construction of a Composite overwrapped pressure vessel. In anda smaller design derivative was presented, Kalpana one, that deals with the wobbling effect of a rotating cylinder by increasing the diameter and shortening the length, the logistics challenges of the radiation shield by building the station in LEO, and by removing the windows to make it a closed cylinder.

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