[extropy-chat] Space elevator numbers III

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Fri Feb 16 06:57:39 UTC 2007

Keith Henson
>Space debris and Van Allen belt radiation need to be considered in the
>context of a space elevator.

There's a debris fragmentation cascade in our future. The debris problem
will get a lot worse, quickly, in the near future, in other words.




Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson

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