KESTS to GEO Website

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Functional Principles

Essentially merely a large electric motor of a very novel type, KESTS to GEO would lift a continuous stream of vehicles up from the ground all the way up to Geostationary Earth Orbit 36,000 km (22,300 miles) above the equator, where the vehicles would discharge their payload of materials and people, gather new payload and are gently returned to Earth surface by the KESTSGEO transportation structure. The vehicles travel attached to secondary armature segments along outer maglev tracks on the motor's stationary stator structure, lifted by the upward-bound armature segments magnetic fields as they travel at very high velocity in the lower maglev tracks. Enclosed in a hard vacuum, the armature segments' velocity component above orbital transfer velocity, constrained by the stator track shape, becomes expressed as outward centrifugal force, at some value balancing the weight of the stator structure with its loads.

Humanitarian purposes

What it would be

As written in 1989

What it is now

Integration with civilization


Materials built of

Electromechanical shapes

Electromechanical action

If as science fiction

A Work In Progress by James E. D. Cline, updated 2002 10 25

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