Saturday, May 13, 2017

VOLUME 0: ELEVATIONAL Table of Contents


































Volume 0: ELEVATIONAL

1. ELEVATE PAYLOADS FROM EARTHResupply for habitats will require frequent and consistent elevation of materials from Earth to space. Traditional "space elevator" concept could be a start.
2. UPLINK: Climbers Ascend Tether to GEO Node. Associated "strain" might break even the strongest cable at anytime. Thus, a physical cable requires an instant backup capability.
3. DOWNLINK: Climbers Descend Tether to Marine Anchor.  During normal ops, dedicated downlink would provide downward bound service for climbers to return to Earth.  However, during emergency ops, downlink tether could alternate service as an upward bound tether then as downward bound.
4. (in work) OUTLINK: Beyond GEO to Apex Anchor.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
5. (in work) LIFEBOATS: Climbers Rapidly Return to Earth's surface.  Necessity will give birth to climbers calpable of detaching from tether at anytime to "glide" back to terra firma.
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7.  (in work) Constructing GEO Node. xxxxxxxxxx
8. (in work) TERRAFORMING REQUIREMENTS: xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
9. ELEVATIONAL ALTERNATIVES  Besides the Space Elevator (SE), there are several other non-rocket proposals which might lift a vehicle and payload from Earth's surface to Earth's orbit.  This chapter briefly describes a few.
10.  G-FORCE ELEVATOR: BEAM ME UP Thought Experiment (TE) proposes most practical, non-rocket transport alternative to the tether. Replace physical tether with beam of ions.
11. (in work) BASE STATION:  xxxxxxxxxx
12. (in work) HIGH STAGE ONE: xxxxxx
13. ELEVATIONAL CHALLENGES Main challenge is to quickly move pax/cargo from Earth's Equator to Geographic Equatorial Orbit (GEO) without the absurdly long cable (which might extend 1/4 distance to the Moon!!!!).




VOLUME 0: ELEVATIONAL
VOLUME I: ASTEROIDAL
VOLUME II: INTERPLANETARY
VOLUME III: INTERSTELLAR




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