Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:57 pm
by Onyx8
One of the ideas for the ladder is to start with your cable at geosynch and then unwind it both towards the planet and away from it at the same time. Then you end up with a cable 72,000Km long and can not only use it to get to space but can also use it to launch vehicles on interplanetary missions from the far end.