Friday, 14 July 2017

Space Elevator 20 km High A Reality


Freestanding Tower reaching 20 kms above earth's surface
20 km high space elevator. Height = 20 x 'height of Burj Khalifa'.
The idea of a space elevator, first proposed by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895, is slated to become a reality.

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"... The company will build a freestanding tower, reaching 20 km above the planet's surface. ..."
"Astronauts would ascend 20 km by an electric elevator. From the top of the tower, space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, returning to the top of the tower for refuelling and reflight," its inventor Dr Brendan Quine was quoted as saying.
The elevator will also be used for wind-energy generation and communications. ..."
"... The Thoth design reportedly uses inflatable sections and flywheels to provide dynamic stability. ..."

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Find this at http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/20-km-high-space-elevator-could-be-a-reality-soon/articleshow/48526413.cms .