[ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 19:41:57 UTC 2017

That schematic diagram, where they show everything, obviously isn't 
anywhere close to scale.  They have the international space station 
close to Geo, or the "Clarke Belt".  The distance between those is HUGE.

And I haven't seen anywhere where they describe how the G force 
changes.  Obviously, it would be Zero in GEO.  But what would it be on 
the top "FUNERARY" floors?  Given the scale it is drawn it appears it 
would be about half a G on the top "FUNERARY" floor. But it probably is 
much more like .9 or more G, given the correct scale?  Or does the fact 
that it is orbiting, even if only geostationary, change things at that 


On 3/23/2017 6:08 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Another space elevator design, with no consideration of material 
> strength, orbital traffic management, or the other well known problems 
> of space elevators.
> Glad to see more enthusiasm, but why do so many people keep making big 
> shows out of reinventing the wheel, if they want to be believed that 
> they're doing anything new?
> On Mar 23, 2017 1:57 PM, "BillK" <pharos at gmail.com 
> <mailto:pharos at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     An architecture firm has proposed a super tall skyscraper hanging from
>     asteroid orbiting earth.
>     <http://www.cloudsao.com/ANALEMMA-TOWER
>     <http://www.cloudsao.com/ANALEMMA-TOWER>>
>     Analemma inverts the traditional diagram of an earth-based foundation,
>     instead depending on a space-based supporting foundation from which
>     the tower is suspended. This system is referred to as the Universal
>     Orbital Support System (UOSS). By placing a large asteroid into orbit
>     over earth, a high strength cable can be lowered towards the surface
>     of earth from which a super tall tower can be suspended.
>     ----------
>     They do say that property prices there would be quite high. :)
>     BillK
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