1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook

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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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Scouts Honor
Scouts Honor Пре 3 дана
the tech shown in this video seems more practical than stellar engines and dyson sphere
Kieran Porter
Kieran Porter Пре 12 дана
If you were the world leader, we would have a much nicer world and a much quicker development speed.
Bikash Dutta
Bikash Dutta Пре 16 дана
Hexadecimal Пре 20 дана
No Tether for Moon cities? Y not?
Danny The Memer
Danny The Memer Пре месец
@Nasir Goldbourne bruh
The Randomness Strikes
The Randomness Strikes Пре 40 минута
Am I the only one who noticed the Tie Fighter from Star Wars at 1:05? EDIT. There is also a lightsaber wielding duck at 1:08
Exotic Bot
Exotic Bot Пре 11 сати
elon musk?
Hugh Fergusson
Hugh Fergusson Пре 14 сати
Sooo cool
Mitchell worboys
Mitchell worboys Пре 17 сати
Alfred, get the skyhook ready
Apolon Пре 20 сати
So, the only thing that stops us from Solar system colonization is a giant swing.
Derpa 123456
Derpa 123456 Пре дан
Hopefully we see this in the next century, I don’t mind not being able to reach space but the fact we can find a consistent way to get to space at all is a massive improvement
omori x therapy
omori x therapy Пре дан
something about the fact we have the technology to literally expand in to our solar system today with the right funding is so cool to me. wish I am alive to see me or my child go to another planet
Austin Johnson
Austin Johnson Пре дан
Space elevator? Nah its scifi Sky hook? FUCKIN YEET
康斯坦丁 Пре дан
Mid 2021 and still no skyhooks... I'm disappointed
Check and Mate
Check and Mate Пре дан
Well, chip chop. Get to it and fling me off.
iOnlyDunkk Пре дан
Humans absolutely to say “I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar now”
Wither Gaming
Wither Gaming Пре дан
The Space Trebuchet. It uses a counterweight to lift a 550 ton object 300km away.
Ahmad Faris
Ahmad Faris Пре дан
Mach 12...
Jacqueline Hughes
Jacqueline Hughes Пре дан
The sticky temperature nearly hurry because pike typically wrap with a fallacious block. tricky, abrupt ethiopia
caelkins Пре дан
This idea sounds soooo cool! I really wanna see how people manage to set up bases or survive on Mars due to its harsh winds and hurricanes
RandomSlavicGuy Пре 2 дана
This is the video that comes up if you type "space yeeter" i am so proud of this community
Andrew Luhring
Andrew Luhring Пре 2 дана
what happens when one of them breaks flinging people in a random direction in space?
Nabre Labre
Nabre Labre Пре 2 дана
I wonder if a two stage tether system could lower the speed of intercept. Launch to a smaller tether that throws you to a bigger one for interplanetary missions. I guess the best we could hope for would be to capture an asteroid passing by to be our counterweight, then send up the ropes. Or maybe we could make the rope from asteroids
TerranigmaQuintet Пре 2 дана
Space Jame 3: Skyhook, starring Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
TrES-2b Пре 2 дана
1990: in 2020 flying cars! 2020: in 2050 solar system colonization! 2050: flying pigs
Polloloco 30000
Polloloco 30000 Пре 2 дана
“ There is a window of 60 to 90 seconds to catch a tiny object moving at Mach 20(25,000kph)” Me: wait WHAT?😨😂😂
Enad Danilohope
Enad Danilohope Пре 2 дана
Wait 3 Montes to go to Mars on a Space ship nope
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin Пре 2 дана
Now where did i put my wallet? Time to make this real
Go Jays
Go Jays Пре 2 дана
Ngl this only seems like a good idea on paper
Magos Biologis Silicus
Magos Biologis Silicus Пре 3 дана
Citaro SR
Citaro SR Пре 3 дана
*When aliens visit* Who built these weird nonsensical strings flying about rocks
Nathan Sobel
Nathan Sobel Пре 3 дана
This is a cool idea and all, but what about the acceleration experienced inside rocket?
gilbr lelan
gilbr lelan Пре 3 дана
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Sue Black
Sue Black Пре 3 дана
The unknown bat accordingly scrape because meeting pathomorphologically plug but a weary price. adamant, cold sweatshirt
Dominik Szucs
Dominik Szucs Пре 3 дана
Yeeting in T-5... 4... 3... 2... 1... YEEEEEEEEEEEET
James Handaja
James Handaja Пре 3 дана
How big is the acceleration? Can human bodies withstand it?
Asha Chowdhury
Asha Chowdhury Пре 3 дана
The lavish coat correspondingly share because ear nutritionally smash apropos a demonic octagon. earthy, wakeful fire
H I Пре 4 дана
Why the heck don’t we do this soon? Sure it would probably be very expensive and take some time but imagine how much money and time it will save? The faster we do it the more money we save that we could use to make more hooks to save more money! It’s insane how much payload we could bring to Mars and stuff with these things. I don’t know too much but why don’t we do this before going to Mars for the first time? It would probably take a little longer because we would have to construct the hook but we could bring so much payload!!! NASA where are you in this lol
CheeseCake Vanila
CheeseCake Vanila Пре 4 дана
To be honest, Humans discriminate(racism) against other humans, if aliens more developed aliens saw us, and didn't like our culture etc. Can't they just make us their slaves, because were 'inferior', just like how Europeans saw Africans(or really everybody but them), if were the ones who found them and had superior tech. We'd just bully them, experiment on them, steal their resources and leave them with nothing.
Carlos Neri
Carlos Neri Пре 4 дана
Someone forward this to Elon musk
Melstrom Astral
Melstrom Astral Пре 4 дана
The math behind this must be ludicrous.
Straighttalk Пре 4 дана
The whole idea is ludicrous.
Melstrom Astral
Melstrom Astral Пре 4 дана
Sh*t. If we ever manage to build master using this tech, then conquering tge solar system might just be possible. So sad I might not be alive when that happens.
TehNuffer99 Пре 4 дана
geniaal gasten
nathan bestion
nathan bestion Пре 4 дана
Alright then, why aren't we already doing that ???please ppl let's make elon musk watch this video he is the one that can actually realize it
Liam Christensen
Liam Christensen Пре 4 дана
Just a big slingshot lol hold on
Colonial Gutentägen
Colonial Gutentägen Пре 4 дана
Now we have to wait for a trillionaire to make up its mind on to whether it should invest in stonks or a giant space tether that could make humanity infinite
Jerry Green
Jerry Green Пре 5 дана
Two top questions in this universe: 1. What if you’re a big yellow circle 2. What if you make a big-ass trebuchet to launch yourself into space
Official N-Word Pass Obama
Official N-Word Pass Obama Пре 5 дана
This man explains how the government could be better with space, he should be the NASA manager
Official N-Word Pass Obama
Official N-Word Pass Obama Пре 5 дана
@MGS Oficial that's why, it's may be already a thing, but he makes the ideas better with an explanation
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
He didn't come up with the idea, he's just explaining it
Shortech Пре 5 дана
Elon musk needs to see this
Jack Alexander
Jack Alexander Пре 5 дана
Imagine like being the guy who calculates the aim and misses by a bit sending like 10 humans into the deep void of space
Pixel Manny 69
Pixel Manny 69 Пре 3 дана
with people still mixing up the imperial and metric systems in STEM fields and even space programs, this is definitely a possibility.
neeraj nongmaithem
neeraj nongmaithem Пре 5 дана
Come on guys we can make this happen in our life time, we are already making gas lines which are much longer and expensive than this.
Astromega plays Astracraft and Mindustry
Astromega plays Astracraft and Mindustry Пре 5 дана
3:03 The cost of the rocket goes boiiiii
Dyson Blue
Dyson Blue Пре 5 дана
G force is a thing
Bartsim23 Пре 6 дана
I want this in Kerbal Space Program
Bartsim23 Пре 7 сати
@Phoenix Plays Games Kerbal space program 2 then?
Phoenix Plays Games
Phoenix Plays Games Пре 3 дана
impossible because of the way physics work in the game
Yoav Koursh
Yoav Koursh Пре 6 дана
At least this will make airliners have to be on time or they will miss the theder
Divas Subedi
Divas Subedi Пре 6 дана
0:43 the sponsor integration was truly brilliant.
universe nerd
universe nerd Пре 6 дана
this is so fasinating
Straighttalk Пре 6 дана
Pure science fiction. We would stand a better chance of developing warp drive technology.
Straighttalk Пре 4 дана
@MGS Oficial he could explain how Warp drive works but it doesn't mean it's suddenly science fact.
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
How is it fiction if he just explained how it would work
Camcolito Пре 6 дана
This looks stupid and would make us lose face with any aliens so I oppose its implementation.
Camcolito Пре 6 дана
0:37 - When you want to prevent your 'payload' from getting places it shouldn't, use protection.
Laurence Dixon
Laurence Dixon Пре 6 дана
So... Why aren't we getting this? Well... There's the thing. "fuel".. Business interests
Joe SMith
Joe SMith Пре 6 дана
Apex legends
Michael Kelligan
Michael Kelligan Пре 6 дана
Lol....A cable to space has got to be the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. I want to see them try and fail. Imagine if by some miracle it did work, and then the cable snapped and sever hundred kilometers of cable come rushing back to earth at mach one! Lol I'd pay to see that.
Alex rouse
Alex rouse Пре 7 дана
this is stupid smart
Adhit Irwanto
Adhit Irwanto Пре 7 дана
What do you mean by that?
The happy E E
The happy E E Пре 7 дана
someone send this to elon
Sci-Fi Warrior
Sci-Fi Warrior Пре 7 дана
Imagine if they messed up an equation and you got flung into the void of space
Gabriel Alanis
Gabriel Alanis Пре 7 дана
I got a call from nasa that says they want their employer back
Oliver Christopher Gomez
Oliver Christopher Gomez Пре 7 дана
One catastrophic glitch in the tether software and just like that, your ship is on reserve fuel and being flung at an uncontrolled spin towards the sun.
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
That's the fun part
Julieth Espinosa
Julieth Espinosa Пре 7 дана
what if the tender snaps for some reason and you get your ass throw to the space
Photo Connoisseur
Photo Connoisseur Пре 7 дана
Your videos usually make me fel existential dread but this one got me really excited for the future of space travel!
Hidey Boi
Hidey Boi Пре 8 дана
rickysmyth Пре 8 дана
We could do it, but that would mean that the military would need to be defunded in order to raise the cash for it. That isn't going to happen. Right now the US has so many military bases that its even unknown to them how many they have in total
Lonnie Monk
Lonnie Monk Пре 8 дана
The captain just comes out and goes like "Hello Passengers, we have been flung in the direction of interstellar space and we now have to wait for rescue, Please Wait"
Pog Diamond
Pog Diamond Пре 8 дана
The training for abeing a astronaut will also being 2 times harder
tredogzs Пре 8 дана
One problem... impossible to build.
tredogzs Пре 4 дана
@MGS Oficial Millions of tons of force required too slow and speed up spacecraft. Assuming they have any mass, the line would have to be incredibly long and incredibly strong... absolutely absurd size and strength to the point of completely ridiculous and impossible. IMPOSSIBLE! Its like saying, lets build a road to the sun and drive our cars there, then drawing some lines on an animation. Totally pointless, its inconceivably IMPOSSIBLE. You would need all of the resources from the entire solar system times x 9,000,000,000 assuming the entire solar system mass is titanium and carbon fibre. Total joke.
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
How is this impossible to build? Please explain
Vegetable Пре 8 дана
They cover the possibility. Quite difficult but not impossible.
Vaibhav Luxmi
Vaibhav Luxmi Пре 8 дана
6:46 another reason to make you the president of the world .
Vaibhav Luxmi
Vaibhav Luxmi Пре 8 дана
6 : 46 another reason to make you the president of the world.
Vaibhav Luxmi
Vaibhav Luxmi Пре 8 дана
Another reason to make you the president of the world
NO NO NO NO Пре 9 дана
Me: (sees tether tech and it’s capabilities) me: *I* *N* *V* *E* *S* *T*
Milkra Пре 9 дана
Looks like Ice King was right the whole time
Dark Gamer
Dark Gamer Пре 9 дана
Just one question. Why the hell aren't we doing this?
Star Пре 7 дана
Don't have the tech yet
sj4jdg 8eudb2928
sj4jdg 8eudb2928 Пре 9 дана
Where is Kareem?
andrew marley
andrew marley Пре 9 дана
What about the gs. It looks like the sky hook would fling you at very high speeds. Would that mean that the amount of gs you would need to withstand would be too high?
toad tricks
toad tricks Пре 10 дана
but u cant land on jupiter
Adhit Irwanto
Adhit Irwanto Пре 7 дана
Jupiter is a gas planet,it doesnt have any hard surface
NordicNostalgia Пре 10 дана
No reason to wait? How about Earth’s problems
Pam Rogers
Pam Rogers Пре 10 дана
(Adventure time)
Balwinder Kaur
Balwinder Kaur Пре 10 дана
Elon : Time for starship mark 2
Seven Aries
Seven Aries Пре 11 дана
Is there an actual paper on this or a company trying to get this done?
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
I don't think so but the sources are in the descripition if you want more info
Lucas Liso
Lucas Liso Пре 11 дана
And Elon Musk is not investing in this because...?
daniel Пре 11 дана
watching this while that one rocket is going to crash somewhere on earth
CuddlyBubbles 69
CuddlyBubbles 69 Пре 11 дана
ok gimme how fast it should be and i’ll calculate the time dilation.
CuddlyBubbles 69
CuddlyBubbles 69 Пре 11 дана
so, its purely reliant on the ships speed in the first place? ok.
Zhangy Пре 11 дана
LMao what's physics, anything is possible right
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
Not really
Adhit Irwanto
Adhit Irwanto Пре 7 дана
If we try hard enough,then yes
Fishy Пре 11 дана
They forgot one thing. The Gs. When u are caught in the "thether" you'll be experincing up to 15 Gs or more for a few minutes which is very deadly soo
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
@Star no, he pulled out of the brain lol
Star Пре 7 дана
@Fishy so in other words you pulled it out of your ass?
Fishy Пре 7 дана
@Star using my brain
Star Пре 7 дана
How'd you get that number?
Death Awaits
Death Awaits Пре 11 дана
Title: Skyhook Me: sHyLoCk
Snowman _boi
Snowman _boi Пре 11 дана
you should be in NASA like bruh what are they doing
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
He didn't invent this, he's just explaining how it works
Lmao. Пре 6 дана
This isn't an original concept.
Star Пре 7 дана
Don't have this much funding
Jason Hardin
Jason Hardin Пре 11 дана
Not unless we can develop a non-combustible technology Nuclear, gravity propulsion, next level scifi shit is going to be absolutely necessary I’d imagine to make much more headway in space
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
This IS a non-combustible technology
Jason Hardin
Jason Hardin Пре 8 дана
@Vegetable lets put that shit on a rocket ship and send all the government and shadow government leaders to Mars then!
Vegetable Пре 8 дана
Nuclear fusion and better fission is being worked on today, and electric thrusters already can provide the lift necessary to traverse space
JUNYONG PARK Пре 12 дана
It's even better than the orbit elevator!
Susp3kt Пре 12 дана
Imagine being the guy that has to climb up and repair the cable.
MGS Oficial
MGS Oficial Пре 5 дана
Poor dude
Kieran Porter
Kieran Porter Пре 12 дана
If your team were world leaders, our planet would be much nicer and we would have been so much more developed.
keytron1 Пре 12 дана
It’s quite simple actually
Ralzone Пре 12 дана
why we dont do this?
oh no
oh no Пре 10 дана
@Fallen Down says who? a random youtube commenter vs physics professors
Fallen Down
Fallen Down Пре 10 дана
@oh no dude please just look up how much energy that rockets use for going to orbit and try to understand where will those energy come from. Suprise, from Skyhook! Please just do some math and see how ridiclus amouth of gravitational potantial energy you are giving to that rocket. Animation makes it seem like the Skyhook it just fine but in reality you can't keep it up there after you send 10 Starship masses of rockets which is needed for a advenced solar civilization. YOU CAN NOT MAKE THAT MANY ENERGY in orbit unless you have a fusion reactor in that Skyhook which creates even more problems.
oh no
oh no Пре 10 дана
@Fallen Down It's not like we cannot have powerfull engines on it, the momentum is identical to having an actual rocket push it, and we already have that kind of technology
Fallen Down
Fallen Down Пре 10 дана
@oh no but is it giving enough momentum? Is it really gonna cover the mgh of the rocket it gave and also 1/2mV^2? This will give soooo much momentum away and only realisty way to gain it back is take all those energy it gave to rocket back with using gravity. I mean if you know how momentum works you would know that him works just because it slows down while speeding and transporting the rocket
oh no
oh no Пре 10 дана
@Fallen Down managing the orbit IS giving it momentum
Yaco Пре 12 дана
Don't do that, don't give me hope
Angela Noseda
Angela Noseda Пре 12 дана
I can't wrap my head around the technical details, but this is brilliant !
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