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Inflatable "space elevator" made in Canada - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:33
The Canadian company Thoth Technology patented in the United States inflatable lift for launching spacecraft. According to the company, the creation of such a lift will reduce the cost of launch satellites and spacecraft into orbit by 30%, according to Gizmag. At the height of the tower will reach 20 km. Its diameter of 230 m. Upstairs are invited to set take-off platform for launching satellites. The design is made of reinforced inflatable sections. In the center of the tower it will provide space for the elevator shaft. The building would be too high to make it can be used supporting cables, so Thoth Technology suggested the use of a special system regulates the pressure in the sections. It will prevent subsidence structure under the influence of wind. The cabin lift will climb without ropes like a "mechanical spider." The main purpose of the tower - the launch of the spacecraft, but it can also be used for research.