Obayashi’s Space Elevator to Be Operational by 2050

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The holy grail of getting into orbit has always been the ultimate development of space elevators, long, thin strands that could ferry passengers and cargo into orbit at minimal expenditure. Now a Japanese company, Obayashi Corp, specializing in engineering and construction, announced that it aims to complete a space elevator by 2050.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

2 Responses to “Obayashi’s Space Elevator to Be Operational by 2050”


  1. 1 Neural Outlet.. February 28, 2012 at 18:43

    I don’t understand this idea, won’t there be some sort of drag/moment issue with something protruding so far?

    • 2 range February 29, 2012 at 08:10

      If the tube is strong enough, it shouldn’t be an issue, but yes that’s also a concern, which is why it will take quite a while before we have these kinds of elevators.


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