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Ascent:
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'''Ascent:'''
  
Cable: General historic term discussing the physical line connecting Earth and counterweight on a space elevator. In the current design the cable is referred to as a ribbon due to its dimensions.
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'''Cable:''' General historic term discussing the physical line connecting Earth and counterweight on a space elevator. In the current design the cable is referred to as a ribbon due to its dimensions.
  
Carbon nanotubes:
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'''Carbon nanotubes:'''
  
Climber: The vehicle that ascends the ribbon or cable on a space elevator
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'''Climber:''' The vehicle that ascends the ribbon or cable on a space elevator
  
Counterweight:  
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'''Counterweight:'''
  
Descent:
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'''Descent:'''
  
Dynamics: How the cable in a space elevator moves due to the forces acting on it.
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'''Dynamics:''' How the cable in a space elevator moves due to the forces acting on it.
  
GEO station:
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'''GEO station:'''
  
Lifter: obsolete-see climber
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'''Lifter:''' obsolete-see climber
  
Orbital Debris:
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'''Orbital Debris:'''
  
Oscillations:
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'''Oscillations:'''
  
Power beaming:
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'''Power beaming:'''
  
Ribbon:
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'''Ribbon:'''
  
Rollers:
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'''Rollers:'''
  
Taper:
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'''Taper:'''
  
Taper ratio:
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'''Taper ratio:'''
  
Treads:
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'''Treads:'''
  
Vertical Railroad:
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'''Vertical Railroad:'''

Revision as of 02:15, 3 August 2008

Glossary of Space Elevator Related Terms

Ascent:

Cable: General historic term discussing the physical line connecting Earth and counterweight on a space elevator. In the current design the cable is referred to as a ribbon due to its dimensions.

Carbon nanotubes:

Climber: The vehicle that ascends the ribbon or cable on a space elevator

Counterweight:

Descent:

Dynamics: How the cable in a space elevator moves due to the forces acting on it.

GEO station:

Lifter: obsolete-see climber

Orbital Debris:

Oscillations:

Power beaming:

Ribbon:

Rollers:

Taper:

Taper ratio:

Treads:

Vertical Railroad: