I read about it. It is an issue. But will Phobos really cut across the space elevator multiple times in a few days or weeks?Ophiolite said:I do recall there was an issue with the orbit of either Phobos or Deimos, which would have struck the cable unless it had been placed in a constant oscillation, timed to avoid the moonlet each time it passed.
You don't launch a space elevator*, you extrude it in place.well i think the best idea would be to use the large amounts titanium from the moon to build the space elevator then launch it from there. you would have to build a moon base but we should anyway that way we can launch with less expense and less gravity also using the orbit of the moon to sling shot spacecraft into the new frontiers...
I voted (not like it counted) for Doubleloon, but I'm quite acclimated to the Twoonie moniker. I also still have 3 Beta machines and probably 150 tapes for them.**Then again, I always thought that, while twoonie was an OK name for the Canadian 2 dollar coin, doubloon was even better. but it never caught on***.
***In the same way Beta VCR never did.