It would be easier and simpler to construct a very large mirror and use the right bacteria for Mars terraforming. Initial large scale habitation would be with greenhouse structures.
Constructing extremely large mirrors in space and placing a small 2-tesla magnet satellite about 1 million miles from Mars to protect erosion of atmosphere from the solar wind would be relatively easy.
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