Interlocking Crescent Orbital Catchers

Crescent Orbiting Ring LAS Illustration
  • Suborbital launch (with reusable booster) throws a payload with minimal magnetization coils and supporting equipment into a trajectory to come up just below the moving track
  • The track then uses a computerized control system to adjust electrical connections such that a constant lifting force keeps the payload at the same relative vertical position, while accelerating it to orbital velocity
  • That track electromagnetically interacts with a second orbiting track to regain the momentum it lost picking up the payload
Times when Capture is Allowed for East-moving and West-moving Tracks

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Obligatory analytical writing, online participation account for Medium. Engineering, software, books, space, constant daydreaming.