Re: Orbital Towers.

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 21:55:32 MST

At 03:51 PM 3/03/00 +1100, I cretinously wrote:

>>ride at all. When a payload is lifted, the center of mass of the
>>cable is lowered, so unless you figure out a way to lift the CM
>>back to geo the entire structure starts to drift east.
>Doesn't it drift back when the elevator goes down again?

That was stupid of me. I guess it's where the mass *is* rather than which
way it's going that counts.


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