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International Space Elevator (ISE)

2030: With the reduction of global ice, Antartica reveals a wealth of untapped resources. United Nations (UN) claim governance over the continent and start utilising these resources. 2040: With the devastation caused by global warming, there is little alternative but to abandon fossil fuel options to leave Earth’s orbit. Earths dwindling resources are channeled into the construction of The International Space Elevator (ISE). 2050: With the final construction of the ISE over the southern pole of UN Antartica, efficient (fossil-fuel free) space access is achieved. Not only does the ISE revolutionise efficient non-fossil fuel space travel, it can be used to expel the unwanted greenhouse gases into space. Ultimately allowing humans to readjust earth’s greenhouse gases to safe levels, reversing the effects of climate change.

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Emma Couillard 👍
05 May 2020
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Emma Couillard yesssss
05 May 2020
friikz There's a problem with the physics of all of this. A space tower could be built on Antarctica, but surely not a space elevator. Space elevators consist of one, or many, tethers connected to a satellite in geostationary orbit. That's where the problem is, geostationary orbit is a circular orbit *over the equator.* And for all I know, Antarctica isn't at the equator, quite the opposite.
01 Dec 2019
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Physically Investigated friikz, Exactly a space elevator on antarctica would mean that instead of traveling around the planet you are just going under the planet
22 May 2020