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We could in theory just dissect space into 1m * 1m * 1m cubes and have an international organisation or initial colonisers auction it cube by cube. In practice though, what will matter is which portions of space are more valuable? Regions with more solar radiation or an optimal temperature or a desirable view could fetch more. If technology is as it is right ...


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First, space is huge. Really huge. Generally if you want to put something in orbit and something else is already there, you just need to pick a slightly higher or lower orbit, or occupy the same orbit but some distance ahead or behind. The most valuable orbital real estate are geostationary orbits, because you need to occupy a fixed point above the equator ...


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