Science & Technology
Rotating space elevator could propel own load
By T.K. Randall
May 28, 2009 · 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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