||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 iron rotor.
Here is the 20 year old launchloop paper (266K)
Here is a partial writeup describing very long tapered cables (29K) attachment:taper.pdf. I'll finish it when I get some time.
Here is a list of things to do.
Here are the launch loop slides for the ISDC2002 conference: isdc2002loop.pdf(2025K)
Here are the slides for the launch energy paper I gave at ISDC2002 (233K) attachment:isdc2002energy.pdf(233K)
For more information, email to keithl AT kl-ic DOT com ||

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