posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 03:20 PM
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
Since these things are projected fairly above the ground, the atmospheric density/resistance should be the same as on ground, a bit less. For the
cables however, that´s another thing.
Then again, is the atmosphere at the higher elevations also moving faster as the Earth rotates?
You confuse something I´m afraid. The jet stream does about 650km/h, relative
to the earths surface
. That would be the fastest you get
naturally. Orbital mechanics are something completely different:
What I want to say is, that building would make 1000mph relative to earths surface, if it´s taking 24h for a trip around. It is tethered to the
asteroid, that is making a couple thousand mph probably. The faster you climb up the rope, the faster you get relative to earth. The asteroid is not
affected by the atmosphere but it will loose speed and thus altitude over time anyways and fall to earth. Since the asteroid only can use the momentum
it has (that we even reduce by steering it into a closer orbit and using the building as a airbrake) you can´t correct it, like satelites need to do
There is drag, even in higher altitudes that slows you down and making you loose altitude. way up, if you reach the exosphere, that is also called the
edge of space.
overall, this is a very stupid idea, from any point of view I can come up with, except comedy.
edit on 30-3-2017 by verschickter because: added some sentences because I thought as it was, it was very confusing
30-3-2017 by verschickter because: (no reason given)