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Lunar Space Elevator by InvertedVantage Lunar Space Elevator by InvertedVantage
Liftport.com plans to build a space elevator on the moon! This was a promotional piece done for an Israeli newspaper article on the topic. I'm not sure if they'll use it or not. :)
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
If the elevator goes from Cabeus crater to EML1, earth would be at the zenith.

If the foot of the elevator is at a higher latitude and passes thorugh EML1, it would not be vertical at the moon's surface.
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InvertedVantage Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Thank you, I'm not too sure on the physics of the matter myself. :) What's EML1?
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Earth Moon Lagrange 1.

Lagrange regions are where 3 forces cancel out: earth's gravity, moon's gravity and centrifugal force. Centrifugal force isn't actually a force, it's inertia in a rotation frame. It's the outward push you feel on a merry-go-round or a car taking a corner fast.

The are 5 lagrange points: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangi…

EML1 is the Lagrange region that lies between the earth and moon.
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InvertedVantage Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Sweet, thank you for the explanation.

So when you're getting pushed outwards on a merry go round, it's not an outwards push (from the center), but a desire for the body in motion (you) to continue along it's movement vector, which is normal to the axis of rotation. The "centrifugal force" that our bodies feel is the cancellation of that force by a restraining harness.

Correct?
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Yes. The so called force is just inertia. The restraining harness will keep on pushing us from traveling in straight line.
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BenWurth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! Those spacesuits and that elevator. Fantastic!
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InvertedVantage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks! When it comes to spacesuits, mechanical anime styles and games like Deadspace are a big inspiration. :) I think Liftport is selling T-Shirts of this print?
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BenWurth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah, I can definitely see the Deadspace influences in the spines of the suits and the blue lights. I'll have to check out Liftport, they seem like a cool group!
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