Re: SubOrbital Towers..

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 18 2000 - 15:36:38 MST

Amara Graps <> writes:

> From: Spike Jones <>, Thu, 16 Mar 2000
> >Mars would be good for an isosynchronous cable tho.
> ??!! Really? Why?
> Did you forget about Phobos?

Arthur C. Clarke had a neat solution: make the beanstalk vibrate
laterally at a suitable frequency (which can be set by its length) so
that each time Phobos passes it the beanstalk will be out of the way.

> Do you have a plan to move Phobos' orbit?

Of course, when building beanstalks small planetoids that don't look
out do tend to have "accidents" :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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