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By Alexander Bolonkin

In recent times scientists have investigated a chain of latest tools for non-rocket area release, which promise to revolutionize house launches and flight. quite within the present political weather new, more affordable, and extra 'fuel efficient' tools are being investigated. Such new tools contain the gasoline tube approach, cable accelerators, tether release structures, area elevators, sunlight and magnetic sails, circle launcher house keepers and extra.

The writer brings an enormous volume of expertise to the subject, having labored as a engineer, clothier, undertaking director and researcher at key institutes together with NASA and the USA Air strength.

. Explores all of the new non-rocket house release tools, and compares them with one another and conventional rockets.
. Investigates the unifying rules of different structures and indicates the way to decide upon the simplest layout suited for the mission.
. writer brings jointly technical and theoretical services from either and academia

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82 mm2 (D ϭ 1 mm) at the equalizer. The mass of main cable is 205 ton (see Fig. 8). The chains of the two transport cable loops have crosssection areas to equal the tensile stress of the main cable at given altitude, and the capabilities are the same as the main cable. Each of them can carry 3 ton force. The total mass of the cable is about 620 ton. The three cables increase the safety of the passengers. If any one of the cables breaks down, then the other two will allow a safe return of the space vehicle to Earth and the repair of the transport system.

5. Relative cable cross-section area versus distance between drive station for K ϭ 1Ϫ5, overload 3g. High stress coefficient allows do decrease the drive station distance (compare with Fig. 3). 1 Distance between drive stations [km] Fig. 6. 5 (K ϭ 10Ϫ7␴/␥) and overload 267g. 1 Distance between drive stations [km] Fig. 7. 3, overload 267g, and apparatus mass 100 kg. The inlet part introduces the main part to an inlet of the drive station. (c) The directive part directs the inlet part to an inlet of the drive station and supports only itself.

Some 70% of this sum is the cost of installation, but the delivery cost of the new installations will be cheaper. If the price of a space trip is $1990, then the profit will be $183 million annually. If the payload delivery price is $15/kg then the profit will be $189 million annually. 11), Fig. 19). If average cable speed equals 6 km/s, then all performance factors are improved by a factor of 2 times. 13) and Figs. 21 are able calculations of the delivery cost for other parameters. In any case the delivery cost will be hundreds of times less than the current rocket powered method.

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