- Martin Odber
- Windsor Ontario
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Can a satellite have any sort of dangling earth elevator?
In the same fashion that a bobber floats on the surface of rushing stream of water while a hook and sinker ride a line deeper into the stream, could a space station take advantage of this for an easy access supply elevator?
Planes could supply the dangling supply line the same way they do in air refueling.
Why or why not?
Closing Statement from Martin Odber
Having a plane meet a grappling hook from a satellite is no more feasible at this time than having a cable strung from the earth to a geostationary object due to technological limitations it seems.
This means the answer may lie in other directions, such as a line between two balloons at 50,000 ft which the satellites grappling hook would claim and detach claiming the package, if that is, the grappling hooks speed accelerating the stationary package did not cause a significant issue.
Admittedly it has been a thought provoking conversation. I'd like to thank everyone for participating and hope we all had fun.
Thank you again! The future is out there.