Non-Rocket Transportation System for Space Travel

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A. Bolonkin (2003), JBIS, 56, 231-249

Refcode: 2003.56.231
Keywords: Space transport system, space elevator, Mars transport system, Moon transport system, Employ- ment of asteroids.

The first three projects use artificial materials like nanotubes and whiskers that have a ratio of tensile strength to density equal to 4 million meters. The last project can use conventional fiber produced by existing industry. In the future, nanotubes will be produced that can reach a specific stress up to 100 million meters and will significantly improve the parameters of suggested projects. The author is prepared to discuss the problems with serious organizations that want to research and develop these innovations.

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