Space elevator by Thoth Technology could change space exploration
This must be the most amazing tower in the entire universe. If and when it materializes, this will have no similar precedence in the entire world. If Thoth Technology has its way, it is going to construct a tower that will be around twenty times higher than the highest building in the world, Burj Khalifa.
This is not just a rumor. A Canadian company has been granted a US patent to manufacture something that the space experts are calling space elevator.
This will take you, me or anyone else for that matter, straight to the space. The place will have all the necessary infrastructure to help spaceships take off and land. They claim that the concept is going to be better than the sea barge that SpaceX has been talking about.
Latest reports suggest that Ontario, Canada based space company Thoth Technology has a ready plan to come out with an elevator to space that will help save enormous amount of fuel and money that go into launching rockets into orbit, Daily Mail reported. The company will build a freestanding tower, reaching 20 km above the planet’s surface.
The man behind this unbelievable plan Dr Brendan Quine while talking about it says, â€œAstronauts would ascend 20 km by an electric elevator. From the top of the tower, space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, returning to the top of the tower for refuelling and reflightâ€. The elevator will also be used for wind-energy generation and communications. According to Caroline Roberts, president and chief executive officer of Thoth, the space tower will also include self-landing rocket technologies to herald a new era of space transportation.
Tothâ€™s CEO Caroline Roberts while talking about the concept says, â€œLanding on a barge at sea level is a great demonstration, but landing at 20 km above sea level will make space flight more like taking a passenger jetâ€. The Thoth design reportedly uses inflatable sections and flywheels to provide dynamic stability. The design seeks to get around the complication of geostationary orbit by limiting its height to just 20 km instead of the full 100 km, considered the end of our atmosphere and the beginning of space.