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Feasibility of 20 km free-standing inflatable space tower
(British Interplanetary Society, May-10)
This paper describes the theory and analysis for the construction of a thin walled inflatable space tower of 20 km vertical extent in an equatorial location on Earth using gas pressure. The suborbital tower of 20 km ...
A free-standing space elevator structure: a practical alternative to the space tether
Space tethers have been investigated widely as a means to provide easy access to space. However, the design and construction of such a device presents significant unsolved technological challenges. We propose an alternative ...