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.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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

    1. 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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