publication . Conference object . Preprint . 2007

Electrostatic Climber for Space Elevator and Launcher

Alexander Bolonkin;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 May 2007
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Abstract
Author details research on the new, very prospective, electrostatic Space Elevator climber based on a new electrostatic linear engine previously offered at the 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference (AIAA-2006-5229) and published in AEAT, Vol.78, No.6, 2006, pp. 502-508. The electrostatic climber discussed can have any speed (and braking), the energy for climber movement is delivered by a lightweight high-voltage line into a Space Elevator-holding cable from Earth electric generator. This electric line also can be used for delivery electric energy to a Geosynchronous Space Station. At present, the best solution of the climber problem (announced by NASA as one importan...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physics - General Physics, Physics - Space Physics, Computer science, Electric generator, law.invention, law, Linear engine, Propulsion, Space physics, Space elevator, Electric energy, Aerospace engineering, business.industry, business, Geosynchronous orbit, Voltage
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