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||[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LaunchLoop.svg|{{attachment:LaunchLoop400.png}}]]|| '''The Launch Loop''' is an earth to high orbit launch system, based on momentum and energy storage in a long (5200km diameter) and narrow (3 cm) hypervelocity (14km/s) iron rotor. The Launch Loop is powered and deployed from the ground, protected from space debris by the upper atmosphere, can launch thousands of tons per day to high orbit, and can be built with existing engineering materials for a few gigadollars (mostly for the electric power plant that drives it).<<BR>><<BR>>Here is [[more information||MoreInformation]].<<BR>><<BR>>Here is a list of [[things to do||ThingsToDo]].<<BR>><<BR>> For more information, email to keithl AT kl-ic DOT com|| #acl KeithLofstrom:read,write All:read
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Here is the 20 year old [[attachment:launchloop.pdf|launchloop paper (266K)]] '''~+Look at RecentChanges in the menu bar above for current work-in-progress+~'''
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Here is a partial writeup describing [[attachment:taper.pdf|very long tapered cables (29K)]]. I'll finish it when I get some time. {{attachment:title.png| Launch loop earth to high orbit launch system | width=960px}}
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Here are the [[attachment:isdc2002loop.pdf|launch loop slides]] for the ISDC2002 conference (2025K). [[ ShortIntro | Short Intro ]] . . [[ WhatsNew | What's New? ]] . . [[HighApogeeConstruction]]
. . . [[ http://launchloop.com/slides/launchloop.pdf | launchloop paper ]]
. . . [[ attachment:taper.pdf | very long tapered cables (29K) ]] . . .
The [[ http://launchloop.com/slides/SEloop/index.html | slides ]] from the 2009 [[ http://www.spaceelevatorconference.org/ | Space Elevator Conference ]] . . .
The [[ attachment:isdc2002loop.pdf | launch loop slides (2025K) ]] for the ISDC2002 conference. . .
Slides for the [[ attachment:isdc2002energy.pdf | launch energy paper (233K) ]] from ISDC2002.
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Here are the slides for the [[attachment:isdc2002energy.pdf|launch energy paper]] from ISDC2002 (233K). '''What do we need Launch Loops for? To cheaply launch [[ http://server-sky.com | Server Sky ]], data centers and space-sourced energy in orbit!'''
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This wiki is for public discussions of the launch loop, as well as other alternative launch systems.
If you want to add content, you will need to create a user account. This MoinMoin Wiki replaces an earlier
[[http://wiki.launchloop.com | Kwiki Wiki]]. If I missed transferring some content from the old wiki, please copy it here.
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For more information, email to keithl AT kl-ic DOT com

Look at RecentChanges in the menu bar above for current work-in-progress

Launch loop earth to high orbit launch system

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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Unless otherwise noted, text and images on this website are licensed Creative Commons Share and Share Alike. Software and designs are licensed GPL2. . . Other linked websites have different licenses and permissions.

For more information, email to keithl AT kl-ic DOT com

LaunchLoop (last edited 2019-04-25 23:12:58 by KeithLofstrom)