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I Is the space elevator affected by lightening, sprites, emf?

  1. Nov 3, 2016 #1
    Does a conductor from space to earth mess with the separation of charges in the solar system?
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    Haven't seen the question before --- it has to do something.
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  5. Nov 3, 2016 #4
    In that experiment the tether was moving through the earths' magnetic field. A space elevator would be stationary so would presumably not generate a current.
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