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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
Segmented Bolt Rotor
Geosynchronous Construction Orbit
Capture Rail, Spaceport Capture Track
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.
Server Sky Positioning, Control Information, and Precision Debris Prediction
Return Track Bolt Acceleration and Deceleration