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L5 Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (665 words)
L4 and L5 are points of stable gravitational equilibrium located on the Moon's orbit at equal distances from both the Earth and the Moon.
L5 News was the newsletter of the L5 Society reporting on space habitat development and related space issues.
The L5 News was published from September 1975 until April 1987, when the merger with the National Space Institute was completed and the newly formed National Space Society began publication of its own magazine, Ad Astra.
!! L5Development.com - What Is L5? (758 words)
L4 and L5 are "gravity wells" just as the Earth and Moon are: Leaving requires climbing out of the well (a "hole in space") we find ourselves in.
Working from L5, asteroid mining and tapping the resources of the gas giants could be economically feasible: It would almost be possible using the rockets we have available now.
The satellites are used for studying the Solar wind beyond the influence of the Earth's magnetic field, and spend most of their fuel maintaining their position against the flow of the wind: They are "at the top of the hill" and the Solar wind is constantly trying to blow them down...
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