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Launch Loop - PSU Physics Seminar

PSU Science Building 1 Room 107
1719 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)



The Launch Loop can launch thousands of tons per day to high orbit for dollars per kilogram. It stores momentum and energy in a long (5600km) and narrow (5 cm) hypervelocity (14km/s) iron rotor. The Launch Loop is electrically powered and deployed from the ground, protected from space debris by the upper atmosphere, and can be built with existing engineering materials for a few gigadollars. Near term spinoffs will include power storage and transmission, permitting global peak usage leveling.