Space Elevator (The Epic Tower) (Page 5)
Corwin: All you're saving is a little bit of rocket fuel... hardly worth building a 60 mile high tower.
You would STILL have to propel your payload to 17,500 mph regardless of whether you're 60 miles up or not... that's where most of the rocket fuel is spent.
Corwin: You're fighting Gravity regardless... all your 60 mile tower is saving you is a bit of wind resistance, which is next to nothing once you're at about 20 miles... never mind 60.
Zereous Excentris: I am going to Reformulate my space elevator supported by magnetic structuring into a ROD that reaches space
Zereous Excentris: I am going to Reformulate my space elevator supported by magnetic structuring into a ROD that reaches space and the magnets just hold the rod straight up
Zereous Excentris: the magnets hold the magnets up by electromagnetism and the rod keeps them center
Corwin: Back up a bit... I still don't understand what the point is of a 60 mile high tower.
Arthur C. Clarke's Space Elevator idea was 22,236 miles up... that way the very top of the tower would be in geostationary orbit and payloads could simply be pushed into space.
Zereous Excentris: """payloads could simply be pushed into space""" Holy Crap... Just.. Pushed into space
Zereous Excentris: I dont care how high the tower is as long as payloads could simply be pushed into space
Corwin: 60 miles will get you in pretty much a vacuum... but that doesn't make you weightless.
Only the orbital velocity of 17,500 mph can do that.
Corwin: The traditional Space Elevator concepts require a height of 22,226 miles.
I seriously doubt that that will ever happen. Even if you had the most lightweight materials imaginable, the base of the tower would need to be the area of Utah to support that kind of weight at the base.
That's a tower that reaches 1/10 of the way to the Moon.
I think it would be simpler just to launch payloads from the ground.
Zereous Excentris: ahh now corvin corvin corvin..
It would be a rod with magnetic structuring.. I thought You Understood magnetic Structuring
Zereous Excentris: try to fix the flaws inside of your mind as you display the flaw to me.. to try and fix it to work inside of your mind aswell.. i will help you understand