Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Japan starts space elevator experiments

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Japan starts space elevator experiments

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Shizuoka University and contractor Obayashi aim to launch two small (10 sq cm) satellites connected by a 10m steel cable from the International Space Station. Containers on the cable will move forward and back recorded by a camera.  Obayashi envisages a space elevator using six oval-shaped cars, each measuring 18m x 7.2m holding 30 people, connected…