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Rotating space elevator could propel own load

By T.K. Randall
May 28, 2009 · Comment icon 2 comments

Image Credit: NASA
For years NASA have been looking in to the possibility of space elevators, a new study has revealed that a rotating elevator could propel itself in to orbit without the need for engines or laser light pressure systems.
The idea of the space elevator just got a little crazier. While the “traditional” concept involved using rocket propulsion or laser light pressure to propel loads up a cable anchored to Earth, a new study shows that a rotating space elevator could do away with engines or laser light pressure application completely."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by SpIdErCyDe 14 years ago
as long as it doesn't "drop its load" I guess it's ok. haha
Comment icon #2 Posted by 1Batman1 14 years ago
i think is a not a good idea if something drop to earth it could destroy a city but it cool

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