Re: Orbital Towers.

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 22:30:26 MST

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> 12000 miles * 5280ft/mi = 6960000 ft
> 6960000 ft = (32 ft/s^2)(t^2)/2
> t^2 = 435000 s^2 = 11 minutes falling time from top of beanstalk at 1 g...

Mike, Ill check this tomorrow but one thing I see immediately is if you
are out one earth diameter from the surface, your acceleration is only
1/9 what it would be at the deck, since acceleration is inversely proportional
to distance squared and you are triple the distance from the cm of the
earth. I havent figured out what the fall time is tho. im sure Doug Jones
will have calced it before I get back on tomorrow. {8-]

And Mike, since we are using those ugly English units, we might as
well express velocities in horseturds per fortnight... {8^D spike

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