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What's New ?


Go to Recent Changes for the webpages that I've been working on lately. I'm always tinkering with the design, my notebooks have a lot of information and ideas I have not formally written about and illustrated yet.


The 2009 paper was a cleanup and expansion of the 1993 AIAA paper. Since then, I've worked on many improvements:


Velocity Transformer Track

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Segmented Bolt Rotor

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Geosynchronous Construction Orbit

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Capture Rail, Spaceport Capture Track

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80 km track, 30 km West Station

With a pointy nosecone, the hypersonic drag for an acceleration path at 80 km is acceptable, the lower altitude reduces stabilization cable weight, and the 33 times higher atmospheric density should reduce space debris flux by a corresponding factor.

Vehicle drag power and heating is proportional to velocity cubed. Vehicles will increase acceleration slowly from West Station, and increase speed as they gain altitude and encounter less drag. A lower altitude west station allows it to be heavier, makes maintenance and staff "commuting" easier, and reduces the time and expense of the west station elevators.


Acoustic Elevators

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Server Sky Positioning, Control Information, and Precision Debris Tracking and Prediction

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Return Track Bolt Acceleration and Deceleration

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Incline Lightning Protection

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WhatsNew (last edited 2018-07-27 21:48:31 by KeithLofstrom)