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I am a member of a techno music Spanish band. Our new record will include a CDROM track with information about the world where the songs happen. In this world (it is like an alternative Earth) there is a Space Elevator. I have been reading information about this in different web pages, and although I dont need to be too technical, I would like to describe at least a "not-too-impossible-in-a-future" elevator. For this, I have four important doubts : 1- The best length of the cable : from 35.800 (this is the most frequent) km or 40.000 km or 144.000 km for geostationary orbit (which one ?) 2.- Would it be possible to use the properties of an electrodynamic tether to give power to the elevator ? (the materials are not the same...) 3.- Is it absolutely necessary that it were built in the ecuatorial line, or this would make it just cheaper ? (I need to build it in the north Hemisphere, even spending more money...) 4. - How much cargo could it lift every time (as much as possible... :-) Best regards Marta Cervera
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