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Space elevator would climb incredible 20-kilometer tower in ambitious Canadian plan

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PEMBROKE, ONTARIO, CANADA — A Canadian space company wants to build a space elevator that reaches 20 kilometers high. The company is called Thoth and the concept is called the Thoth X tower. The idea is to build a tower with reinforced inflatable sections. The middle is hollow. An elevator car would encircle the tower until it reaches the top. Thoth estimates the tower would cost $5 billion to construct. As a demonstration project, it would build a precursor tower measuring 1.5 kilometers tall. One feature of the project is the wind farm about three quarters of the way up. The 50 turbines could produce 1 gigawatt of continuous energy. That’s enough to power about 700,000 homes. The main purpose of the tower is to provide a take-off and landing platform for spacecraft. If your aircraft takes off at a 20 kilometer altitude, you can get to space in a single stage without the need for additional fuel stages. Thoth estimates this would save 30% on energy costs. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Текстовые комментарии (193)
DAT ALIEN (1 месяц назад)
Hopefully those wind turbines don't get in the way.
duck (2 месяца назад)
Wouldn't the wind farm get in the way of the elevator.
akane742 (2 месяца назад)
That's not high enough . to be a space elevator it would need to be about ten times that
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
That's not a space elevator, a space elevator goes up all the way into space.
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
We could easily fund this if we didn't spend all of our budget fighting each other in wars.
Clinton Township Lifts by MagicalLift256 (7 месяцев назад)
It's just a generic lift. I've been on 2 story hydros that are far nicer
Toriel V. Dreemurr (7 месяцев назад)
*Dr.Eggman:* "Hello, happy people! Buckle up as Dr. Eggman's Ultra-Accelerating Space Elevator whisks you into an Interplanetary wonderland of fun!" Guess the reference...
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BaseDeltaZero (10 месяцев назад)
I like how they show ordinary commercial jets taking off the top, which most likely couldn't run at that altitude. You could *probably* do it, but why? The obvious advantage is to skip the dense lower atmosphere, but you'd probably be better off with space plane. You'd still have to accelerate to orbital velocity, and unlike with a spaceplane, which might be a quarter of the way to orbital speed by 20km, you'd have to start basically from zero. Besides, given that the project is so expensive and technically complex to begin with, you could build any number of other options instead - a launch loop or proper ribbon space elevator, for instance.
BaseDeltaZero (10 месяцев назад)
Addendum: You'd have advantages compared to an SSTO spaceplane since you'd no longer need both low altitude and vacuum engines (whether that vehicle has dual engine types or hybrids), especially if you wanted high delta-V beyond LEO - and, of course, wouldn't need to spend fuel fighting the intense air resistance of the lower atmosphere. However, this could be replicated simply by launching the rocket from a large LTA airship. While this would technically make it a two-stage craft, the first airship stage is reusable and so cheap (requiring only the fuel required to run its ballast pumps, which could reasonably be solar/wind powered) that it doesn't matter. As is the technical difficulties in creating such a system already outweigh the benefits - this might change with the desire for routine rocket launches at a low cost, putting the system into an even more complicated tower arrangement instead of the nice portable airship seems unintuitive.
fedekk 2014 (11 месяцев назад)
No crei
lee davidson (11 месяцев назад)
Can not wait to see the first nut to base jump this 😂🤣😂🤣
KAT Erwhall (1 год назад)
the cn tower for planes.
Meikkhaell (1 год назад)
Pakistan Media (1 год назад)
Works good we need 60 mile space tower to see the universe
monster hunter pro (1 год назад)
there is no way in hell this would work we would need a metal strong than any steel we have this is not a good idea
Shadower1337 (1 год назад)
Cool idea but wont it collapse under its own weight or snap at the middle since its just a long as tubed building that didnt even reached space yet.
Michael J. Rockefeller (1 год назад)
We got one in New Mombasa (Halo reference)
C a (1 год назад)
5 million dollars my ass
Sebi One (1 год назад)
wow, that'll be great, until terrorists decide to fly a plane into it.
VV MM (1 год назад)
it feels like itll snap at the middle for anyone who played builder games would know
Dan Man (1 год назад)
Cool until it falls down and crushes 20 kms worth of homes
Brett'sPhotography (1 год назад)
Oh god I just thought with these new big structures, isis would love to destroy this..
Jose Lainez (1 год назад)
Invest in deep sea exploration instead like for example build an kilometer bright lights so we can see these intriguing creatures/monsters
Please Stop (1 год назад)
What happens if it gets stuck, also 9/11
Angry Viper (1 год назад)
Michael (1 год назад)
Imagine that giant fucking tower being beside your house.
Mustafa. D (1 год назад)
Matthew Freedlund (1 год назад)
Imagine if it were to fall. 20 kilometer of destruction happening.
DampySenpai :D (1 год назад)
Ha! I hope they make rails on the top, like what if powerful winds knock off unaware people off the tower? Unless strong winds don't reach that altitude?
wacky wallaby (1 год назад)
plz have this in the usa
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
Ya once we stop spending all our money on the military. Imagine if that budget went into a space program instead. We would have warp drive within my lifetime.
ijustcrazy tator stop trying to take everyone's ideas USA it's rude to be selfish
ᘻᓲᘜᗁᖶᖻ ᙟᓍᓋ (1 год назад)
Cheaper than building the wall
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
This is Canada. What to keep Americans out?
Neko Chan (1 год назад)
it won't work building a tower 20k in the air will not stand straight its too heavy and it will bent *EVEN* if they attach holding guards (or whatever you guys call em) it is too long it will bent in half nothing is gonna be able to hold it straight nothing has such durability to hold such a giant structure (well except hulk maybe or super man) but none the less its a bad idea plus add the weight on the top of the tower where the air crafts are gonna land and let's add wind to the list of problems if there is a very strong wind it will be a problem for the tower or earth quakes or even worst a fucking hurricane now I don't know if hurricanes go to Canada but if yes well you know what will happen next.
Ken M (1 год назад)
Has Canada ever built anything magnificent though? Looks like a pipe dream to me. No pun intended ;)
Ken M (1 год назад)
+Brad Adam Drumming Those are impressive. But not magnificent. One day Canada might get there though. I doubt it with Truedeau lol Too worried about SJWs lol
Brad Adam Drumming (1 год назад)
Ever hear of the CN Tower? Or how about the Canadarm... which is the giant arm NASA uses on the ISS.
Ken M (1 год назад)
+maaz I have. Soon we will have a great wall as well!
maaz (1 год назад)
+Ken M well u clearly haven't done any research
Ken M (1 год назад)
+maaz If you consider that little tower magnificent. lol Even if it was, that is one thing. There is only one country in the world that could do that. The one that takes care of Canada. lol
Jack 123610 (1 год назад)
This is never gonna get built.
Andrew (1 год назад)
20km? Whaaat? But how?
Wiejeben (1 год назад)
This doesn't seem realistic to me haha
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
For now.
stephan daoust (1 год назад)
yah drop some windmills on it for the environmentalist and put an airport on top and say it will save 30% on carbon emissions sold to the Liberal party of Canada.
Siryvan Ahmed (1 год назад)
abyssinia4ever (1 год назад)
Between the high velocity winds, freezing temps, and lack of oxygen I don't see how this could possibly work. Oh yeah and altitude sickness.
abyssinia4ever (1 год назад)
A machine that could stop wind especially at that height would be more impressive than the tower itself.
Chekka The Bwrest? (1 год назад)
abyssinia4ever it's 2016, they would have a machine to deal with all that probably
Andrew (1 год назад)
Gray The Procrastinator (1 год назад)
Ya us Canadians do everything!
THE GRUMPY DRAGON (1 год назад)
That awesome
tin12345man (1 год назад)
Nice idea, but it will disturb the jet stream and but the ground is not stable enough for that kind of load.
Avarus Surava (1 год назад)
What if it falls
TheVikas (1 год назад)
And a U.S. company is going to by this and say its a U.S. ideal I hope it doesn't happen
Cryptic (1 год назад)
Wont people get thrown out of tje platform from the winds? And it'll be cold af exept if its in vancouver.
Jeff Kwan (1 год назад)
The stupidity in the comments are real...
☢ SNICKERS 5+2 GRATIS ☢ (1 год назад)
retarded idea. it will collapse since ISIS will have a field day
Justin Perez (1 год назад)
Phantom ! (1 год назад)
Yasir (1 год назад)
reminds me of the korin tower from dragon ball
DemonicGoat (1 год назад)
I built that tower in GTA :)
Stikibits (1 год назад)
Is Elon Musk involved in this kooky science-fiction?
ain't a nigga (1 год назад)
allahu akbar
Very, very cold Water (1 год назад)
This thing would shake like crazy
Mark Noonan (1 год назад)
NOPE NOT ME. I would not set foot in that
Goettel ACRMGL (1 год назад)
Scared bitch
Bear The Struggle (1 год назад)
thAT would be something to jump off of
B1ackjack (1 год назад)
scary as fuck
Skrʞro (1 год назад)
good luck. a building design like that would fall pretty quickly
Mark Azamar (1 год назад)
Can it be taller than Empire State Building
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
This structure would be the biggest in the world by a huge margine.
Mark Azamar (1 год назад)
I will be terffying if heights in the sky
its Fiery (1 год назад)
Gon will go there
CringeCentralTV (1 год назад)
It's like the destiny tower
Josh (1 год назад)
Allahu akbar
Colbin Trew (1 год назад)
what if there was an earth quake
Simon Naylor (1 год назад)
Who is going up to fix and clean it? I feel sick just looking at that. No guardrails on the platform! Cool concept though.
The Lewis (1 год назад)
Kami's lookout?
Max Zomboni (1 год назад)
What could possibly go wrong with that?
Cyka Blyat (1 год назад)
Andrew Earthquakes in canada are light
Andrew (1 год назад)
Max Zomboni Earthquake
Aaron (1 год назад)
Max Zomboni 9/12
Shisha CEO (1 год назад)
Max Zomboni al qeada
Theonlyoneleft1000 (1 год назад)
so how would you get the rocket up there? put it on the rails I would assume?
I AM Zero223 (1 год назад)
Kami lookout is looking good.
thrasherx2k1 (1 год назад)
This kind of stuff makes me wish I was born 100 years from now.
Kirbae (1 год назад)
thrasherx2k1 eat right, exercise and don't smoke or any similar bad habits and you'll get there anyway easily
Procatfisher (1 год назад)
the thought of standing on that freaks me the fk out
Kenny Pruitt (1 год назад)
Reminds me of halo 2
Michael Z (1 год назад)
it would never work. it's too tall and too skinny. it would topple in a wind storm or collapse under its own weight
Buckshot (1 год назад)
Well if you fall at least you get a good view.
Lime (1 год назад)
That is scary. If it fails, it'll fall out of the sky.
JamesXXXYZ (1 год назад)
long shadow...
EZIC Name (1 год назад)
how nice.of those canadians
hypostatis (1 год назад)
RorvalWabbit (1 год назад)
Lil, Charmander (1 год назад)
how is that thing suppose to stay up being so tall " the higher you go the more structure support you'll need"
JollyRoger (1 год назад)
how will them prevent it from shaking in the wind?
Don Coyote (1 год назад)
ИванИвановичЗакусайло magic.
JuanJoT$ (1 год назад)
Awsome. the only problem is that it'll be a perfect target for terrorist
Andrew (1 год назад)
JuanJoT$ True...
Glenn Crawford (1 год назад)
It will never work. High winds and other problems
Alucard Helsing (3 месяца назад)
More likely than a space elevator. Sure we got the cable for it, but we need to get the cable up there and build a counter weight to it.
CTK (1 год назад)
Stopshot (1 год назад)
The last land claimed by man Bir Tawil Now called North Sudan A girl wanted to be a princess He wanted to promise her and they found it now it is used for science
Wacky Hacky (1 год назад)
reminds me of korrins tower that kid goku climb up
City Life (1 год назад)
This is an onion article no?
Pete Mitchell (1 год назад)
It sounds like a good idea, or shall I say that's a cool idea, but I'm afraid it's an accident waiting to happen, I know we can't prevent accidents but I just don't know about this
NTCG Gaming (1 год назад)
Shit! Our future is crazy but good!
Exotic Butter Kid (1 год назад)
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Black Lavender (1 год назад)
waste of money
Blanca Silva (1 год назад)
volkssturm (1 год назад)
Anyone what to hear a story written by autocorrect?
earthquake bruh
Lil Green bean (1 год назад)
good luck with this project
skysurfjo (1 год назад)
Help, anyone who sees this can you please help with this hater on my channel omg hes annoying thnks in advance
el5pk (1 год назад)
Nice animation
Dr. Bananable Lector (1 год назад)
I'm sure the actual tower would look nothing like this.
thomas tran (1 год назад)
How do you expect planes to land

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