Introducing The Pythagoras Sling – a new space launch concept

The Pythagoras Sling has the potential to make getting into space much cheaper, safer and environmentally friendlier than rocket based systems. It needs commercial availability of graphene string but that will come.

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Pythagoras Sling Concept The Pythagoras Sling, invented by Dr Ian Pearson, developed with help of Prof Nick Colosimo

More detail is here: Pythagoras Sling article

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2 responses to “Introducing The Pythagoras Sling – a new space launch concept

  1. Interesting concept! What are the biggest practical development problems? Timing/coordination and materials?


    • Thanks Robin, development of graphene to the point where we can make string of consistent reliability is the main issue. For very high speed, we’d also need a motor that can pull it fast enough, and I think that will need a linear motor with engineered string. Feasible but further out. That’s fine because the first wave of string won’t be able to match long term spec either.


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