solid KESTS

A Solid KESTS would be a continuous band forming a hoop around a planet or moon, rotating at above orbital velocity even at its lowest point, and taking up the excess centrifugal force elsewhere through tensile stress on the continuous band.


See also KESTS to GEO and Lorbital ring


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