19 Replies to “Kerbal Space Program – So, You Want Me To Build A Space Elevator?”

  1. According to some random guy on another one of Scott’s videos. Doing what you’ve just suggested would rip the planet apart. That being said, I really find it hard to believe. But regardless, I’d like to see it done just to see if it’s possible to keep such a structure in orbit. I’d do it myself, but my laptop would more than likely explode. Scott? PLEASE make a Halo around the planet Kerbin, or any other body in KSP for that matter? Pretty please?

  2. Build a space station that goes around kerbin like a ring, they are all connected as one space station and it travels around the whole Kerbin, good luck with that.

  3. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  4. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  5. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  6. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  7. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  8. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  9. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  10. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  11. Geostationary orbit is 35,000km above the surface of the earth. The Eiffel tower is 320m tall and weighs 10,000 tonnes. So the top of the Eiffel tower is at 35,000km, great, now you need some structure at 34,999.64km that can support 10,000 tonnes! Say that’s 640m tall and weighs 100,000 tonnes. Now you need a third structure at 34,999km that can support 110,000 tonnes. And so it goes…

  12. In theorey, a space elevator that is tall enough will actually be affected by centrifical force from the rotation of a planet such as earth. If you can balance this force with that of gravity, you have a space elevator!

  13. Piggybacking off this comment to say that you should check out the Launchpad Obliterator mod. It gets rid of the launch tower, and also can get rid of the height limits in the VAB.

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