[ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 12 18:14:25 UTC 2009

Just a general question someone else might've addressed but I missed: if this is inflatable and all that, might it very easy to put it up and take it back down?  For instance, imagine, to get the most delta V from the planet's rotation and, more or less, constant winds, it's placed near the equator (as Keith suggested).  Wouldn't it be relatively easy to take down if, say, a large cyclone were approaching?  (Of course, it's likely one would want to plant the thing where such storms are very unlikely.)




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