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Twodeaddogs

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there was one proposal to fly a steel cable up to space, held up there by a low earth orbit station and then have supplies sent up along the cable by a kind of high speed cable car. the snag was that the cable would be blown allover the place by the earth's weather so it didnt work.
 

Tiger Tim

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there was one proposal to fly a steel cable up to space, held up there by a low earth orbit station and then have supplies sent up along the cable by a kind of high speed cable car.
Been a while since I thought too hard about space stuff but orbital velocities being what they are wouldn’t the top end of the space elevator need to be just a little above geostationary orbit? The “above” I think would be necessary to account for the weight of the cable.

Or do I have that backwards?
 

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Still dreaming on this... if you did a single boom under the rear prop you should be able maintain the original Zenith control layout and be able to set it up as a trike or a tail dragger ... hmmm

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