1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook

  • Published: 17 November 2019
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    Getting to space is incredibly hard, expensive and needs a lot of resources.
    A more efficient way to get there is a Skyhook (or Spacetether), an ever rotating cable with a counter weight, that catapults spaceships from earth orbit into the depths of space.

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    • Glover Productions
      Glover Productions  17 hours back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven ✝️

    • Angga Habibi
      Angga Habibi  1 days back

      Subtitle Indonesia please

    • Joacquin Villar
      Joacquin Villar  2 days back

      @Lukas Kappich yes pls

    • Pedro Vitor Thomazini
      Pedro Vitor Thomazini  2 days back

      Make a video listing the animals with the strongest bites

    • Lukas Kappich
      Lukas Kappich  2 days back

      Can you make a video, explaining the Higgs Particle / Higgs Field / God Particle?

  • Tera Shewchenko
    Tera Shewchenko  25 minutes back

    We have the technology to chuck people into space. I love it

    • Sophie
      Sophie  1 hours back

      Wer kennt das Video auch nur auf Deutsch?😂

      • Imaru Lewis
        Imaru Lewis  2 hours back

        According to the FTC this is what youd call 'kid friendly' so we better lap these videos up while we can.

        • आदित्य रावत

          Cyrano de Bergerac

          • Nur Mulya Dwi Prasetya
            Nur Mulya Dwi Prasetya  4 hours back

            we could use this tech to dump our trash to the sun since we have a tether on mercury right?

            • Baezl Umeh
              Baezl Umeh  5 hours back

              I imagine Elon Musk just furiously taking notes

              • Ikuz4k
                Ikuz4k  6 hours back

                Everything that have wight have gravity the question is how much waight you can spin and throw in the space simultaneously.

                • Farooq Baqer
                  Farooq Baqer  6 hours back

                  What is the real fuck has nasa been doing
                  If they can build this why dont they

                  • 홍차국FV 215B
                    홍차국FV 215B  7 hours back

                    But.. we need clear the global warmings first.

                    • sexy korean girl
                      sexy korean girl  7 hours back

                      Is that a death stranding reference at the start?

                      • Nomnom Bathbomb
                        Nomnom Bathbomb  7 hours back

                        In a nutshell in a nutshell

                        Cable go yeet

                        • Mark Reejay
                          Mark Reejay  7 hours back

                          We cant get to Jupiter because of its gravitational pull

                          • Pun Un serious
                            Pun Un serious  8 hours back

                            Casually may have to be a triangle shape because it will reflect the object that hits it.
                            And may cause it to cut the object

                            • Pun Un serious
                              Pun Un serious  8 hours back

                              I would like to present an idea.
                              If humans can create artificial stars in the future What will happen

                              • Kristian Georgiev
                                Kristian Georgiev  8 hours back

                                Am I the only one thinking about a space gun + Skyhook?

                                There are some projects like HARP/Big Babylon and V3 that have managed to get 200-500 kg loads up to 180 km into the outer atmosphere

                                • André Fernandes Lopes
                                  André Fernandes Lopes  9 hours back

                                  This seem like a cool solution, but also very unforgiving with errors

                                  • DrkCrll
                                    DrkCrll  9 hours back

                                    this is out of this world.


                                    • James Lee
                                      James Lee  11 hours back

                                      Funny how yeeting things into the sky is considered as future projects now. I hope I live long enough to see a space yeeter working

                                      • rick25810
                                        rick25810  11 hours back

                                        So.... is any government/company doing tether yet? If not, what's stopping that in reality?

                                        • Break IV
                                          Break IV  11 hours back

                                          think the scientists who came up with this concept were just throwing a tennis ball back and forth while brainstorming?

                                          • Glowing Locket
                                            Glowing Locket  12 hours back

                                            They should add this attachment to kerebal space program

                                            • Agusn2000
                                              Agusn2000  12 hours back

                                              Como amo estos videos. Te Super enganchan.

                                              • Julian Peralta Mendez
                                                Julian Peralta Mendez  12 hours back


                                                • Krow Exe
                                                  Krow Exe  13 hours back

                                                  NASA, Elon, can we get on this right know?

                                                  • Cloud7050
                                                    Cloud7050  16 hours back

                                                    A few hundred years from now, will we look back and laugh about how the idea's ridiculous in practice compared to what we're actually using then?

                                                    • OneGlove Gamer
                                                      OneGlove Gamer  16 hours back

                                                      I swear, the US government or any government/organization focusing on space travel should watch this video then hire you, this is way better than rocket or “Warp drives”

                                                      • Lynn Eaton
                                                        Lynn Eaton  17 hours back

                                                        I have been subscribed for a while now and I still thought it was about adventure time🤣

                                                        • NORM_GUY
                                                          NORM_GUY  18 hours back

                                                          We colonizing 🥴🥴🤣🤣🥵

                                                          • GD Schmu Boy
                                                            GD Schmu Boy  19 hours back

                                                            Wait, what if the momentum that is moving the tether gets too fast? If the tether is still in the atmosphere then there will be air friction when it gets too much momentum, even though it is still out of the zone that will cause air friction at the normal speed. And you have to make sure there aren't too many variables into moving the tether or else it will be hard to calculate where the ship will land on the tether.

                                                            • José Victor
                                                              José Victor  21 hours back

                                                              Nossa, que bom que tem legendas agora s2

                                                              • quasar storm
                                                                quasar storm  22 hours back

                                                                "There's really no good excuse to wait any longer."
                                                                There is a good excuse, to the sports channel!

                                                                • League of Adana
                                                                  League of Adana  23 hours back

                                                                  When you use a planet spinning a rope around itself to yeet yourself to other planets

                                                                  • Carlos Alvarado
                                                                    Carlos Alvarado  23 hours back

                                                                    Can someone share this video with Mr. Musk?

                                                                    • Frederik 126
                                                                      Frederik 126  23 hours back

                                                                      The only thing stopping us is politics

                                                                      • Master Muhammad
                                                                        Master Muhammad  24 hours back

                                                                        God damn boyh

                                                                        • Julio Prado
                                                                          Julio Prado  1 days back

                                                                          So catapulting into space is the thing now...

                                                                          • Moss M
                                                                            Moss M  1 days back

                                                                            Wouldn’t you also need a significant counterweight on the end where the spacecraft attaches, or the tether would just get wrapped around the center body

                                                                            • Tortevois72
                                                                              Tortevois72  1 days back

                                                                              Nice and we will leave poor on earth dying and destoy all the universe like we did for our planet!!!

                                                                              • Aidan Compton
                                                                                Aidan Compton  1 days back

                                                                                All of us might not be able to witness this happening. But it's a beautiful thought

                                                                                • Kesavan Ramesh
                                                                                  Kesavan Ramesh  1 days back

                                                                                  imagine the orbital mechanics...

                                                                                  • Mike Gern
                                                                                    Mike Gern  1 days back

                                                                                    One thing y'all forgot to mention. How would humans deliver a 6000 km long tether to the farthest moon from Mars.
                                                                                    I assume a tether on a tether?

                                                                                    • Wakariah Zaxman
                                                                                      Wakariah Zaxman  1 days back


                                                                                      • Jacob *****
                                                                                        Jacob *****  1 days back

                                                                                        Elon musk better get to work then

                                                                                        • Şahin yaşar
                                                                                          Şahin yaşar  1 days back

                                                                                          WELL He might able to get cable but where he gonna get the weight itself? There is no way to catch free astroid

                                                                                      • Slavik Punic
                                                                                        Slavik Punic  1 days back

                                                                                        YOU GUYS JUST BLEW MY FUCKING MIND!!!!!!!

                                                                                        • Wiktoria Chrzanowska
                                                                                          Wiktoria Chrzanowska  1 days back

                                                                                          Where is polish? :(((

                                                                                          • 니털
                                                                                            니털  1 days back

                                                                                            i think that is can be new energy source

                                                                                            • 안준형
                                                                                              안준형  1 days back