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Thoth is Looking for Money to Build Space Elevator

A Canadian company has patented a Technology space lift his vision of Thoth is a powerful design that will facilitate flights to low Earth orbit.

Scientists are still looking for alternatives to the space rocket. For extremely costly, risky and burdened with many limitations. One of the concepts is a space elevator, a powerful structure, where the base is located on the Earth, and the top high above her.

Patented Solution for Space Elevator

Canadians with Thoth Technology know how to do this. Not only that, even its own patented a solution and who argues that the currently available technologies allow you to construct this unusual structure.

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The plan assumes that it would be the height of 20 km, and take-offs and landings with vehicles with a platform on top. “It’s enough to save more than 30% of fuel, eliminate the hardest and most demanding phase of flight,”

Thanks to such solution could be in space and loads of people cheaply, quickly and much more common than it is now. Without having to build a still new vehicles and wasting vast amounts of fuel. However, it is not difficult to imagine how a challenge would be building the elevator.

Gravity Force on 20 km high is much lower

Eric Mack from CNET described solution Thoth Technology with the words: “Technically, flights into space does not become easier over the past 50 years still require massive rockets, which must overcome the gravity and reach the cargo into orbit”. Start with a height of 20 km could facilitate this. You know that would mean less fight against gravity and air resistance.

200 km high space elevator will cost +$1bln

Patent assumes that the elevator can be scaled even up to 200 km, but it is a bit like saying that the balance of your account in the Bank can be scaled up to a billion dollars. From a technical point of view, it’s true, but implementation may prove to be very difficult.

Elevator designed by Canadians have before us many secrets. It is known only that would consist of Kevlar helium filled tubes. Thanks would be lighter, and it would gas vertically.