lunar laser launch and stator rings in Earthrise and sunrise 49K

The Sun rises over the Earthrise in this view through successive maglev stators (one in near field, one atop crater's central peak, one on the far rim) to the horizon in a crater somewhere east of Mare Tranquillitatis. This equatorial mass driver, powered by 1000s of hectares of photovoltaics gets an extra 1 km/sec boost from Luna's rotation around the Earth, which helps put processed metals and parts into the trailing Moon-Earth libration point for assembly. Meanwhile, off to the left, a battery of launch lasers moves a finished sail from L5 to the Sun-Earth L1. Image © 2001 by Robert Kennedy, PE.