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20km-high space elevator in development

Development of a 20km-high elevator into space is underway after Canadian company Thoth Technology was granted a US patent for its invention.

More than 20 times the height of the world’s current tallest buildings, the elevator could be used for wind energy generation, communications and tourism.The freestanding space tower would be pneumatically pressurized and actively-guided over its base.

Thoth Technology, space, elevator

Source: THOTHX.COM

20 km space tower developed by Thoth Technology

Inventor Dr Brendan Quine said: “Astronauts would ascend to 20km by electrical 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 refueling and reflight.”

Thoth Technology, space, elevator

Source: THOTHX.COM

20 km space tower developed by Thoth Technology

Thoth Technology, space, elevator

Source: THOTHX.COM

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