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Posted by: yavuz - Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:29 pm
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Post what is statement mean ?   Posted on: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:29 pm
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http://www.isr.us/SEScienceFAQs.asp#12

Couldn't a space elevator be built using current materials?

It seems a space elevator could be built without the development of novel carbon nanotube ribbons or some other super-strong material. More conventional materials could be used, by incorporating small propulsion systems at regular intervals along the elevator to counter-act the forces that attempt to place stress on the system.

These engines would need a lot of fuel and servicing. Imagine keeping 40 shuttles running continuously.

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do you think they mean pumping gas to rockets with a 300km long gas pipe ? or they mean standart rockets carrying all gas including itself ?

if they mean pumping gas to 300km altitude and climb elevator on this gas hose, do you know any scientific report or calculation info about this idea ?


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