Canadian scientists have decided to implement the project of so-called space elevator. Authors of idea promise,that the complex make space travel much greener and on third cheaper. The recently submitted concept of Thoth less ambitious, but uses the technology that we already have (at least to build the necessary structure). It is based on the use of modular pipes from Kevlar-polyethylene composites filled with helium. These tubes are lighter and softer than modern construction materials,and helium will help keep the structure upright.
Canadian aerospace company Thoth Technology has patented the right to form the first inflatable space elevator in the history of mankind. If Canadians will, realize their idea, built a space elevator could be the first current device of this kind. According to preliminary data, the construction of Thoth will be conducted in the United States. What is the meaning of the new project?
Flying in space has been and remains to mankind one of the most promising areas of science and technology. However, modern techniques – launching rocket shuttle, is not extremely effective. The concept of space elevator – a giant structure,which leads with Earth right on orbit,remains fantasy. However, many scientists and engineers are confident that the implementation of such a project, and the continued use of an elevator to space flight – possible. Height Thoth will be 20 km. It may not seem like a great distance, but it will significantly reduce the cost of delivering payloads into orbit. At the top of the structure will be located two wells:cosmodrome for the launch of missiles, as well as a two-lane for the shuttle. Built design will on 50 km above any spaceport on Earth and will save up to 30% rocket Fuel. The company compares the ease of launching rockets from the top of the elevator with the launch of 747’s “Boeing”.
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