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Slingshot to Space



NASA is putting money into Momentum-eXchange/Electrodynamic Reboost 
tether technology -- MXER for short -- an innovative concept that if 
implemented would station miles and miles of cart-wheeling cable in 
orbit around the Earth. Then, rotating like a giant sling, the cable 
would swoop down and pick up spacecraft in low orbits, then hurl them 
to higher orbits or even lob them onward to other planets.

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/tether_tech_030618-
1.html

73, Jeff
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