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Launch loop earth to high orbit launch system

note: pretty image is NOT to scale. From hundreds of kilometers away, decimeter cross sections are invisible. Also, there probably won't be stations at altitude, vehicles will climb the inclines. Wind loading will be compensated with propellers. No time to add them to the image

Short Intro . . What's New? . . HighApogeeConstruction . . . launchloop paper . . . very long tapered cables (29K) . . . The slides from the 2009 Space Elevator Conference . . . The launch loop slides (2025K) for the ISDC2002 conference. . . Slides for the launch energy paper (233K) from ISDC2002.

What do we need Launch Loops for? To cheaply launch Server Sky, data centers and space-sourced energy in orbit!


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LaunchLoop (last edited 2022-01-24 16:49:17 by KeithLofstrom)