1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook

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Getting to space is incredibly hard, expensive and needs a lot of resources.
A more efficient way to get there is a Skyhook (or Spacetether), an ever rotating cable with a counter weight, that catapults spaceships from earth orbit into the depths of space.

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    • Scouts Honor

      Scouts Honor

      Dag geleden

      the tech shown in this video seems more practical than stellar engines and dyson sphere

    • Kieran Porter

      Kieran Porter

      10 dagen geleden

      If you were the world leader, we would have a much nicer world and a much quicker development speed.

    • Bikash Dutta

      Bikash Dutta

      14 dagen geleden

      Correct

    • Hexadecimal

      Hexadecimal

      18 dagen geleden

      No Tether for Moon cities? Y not?

    • Danny The Memer

      Danny The Memer

      Maand geleden

      @Nasir Goldbourne bruh

  2. RandomSlavicGuy

    RandomSlavicGuy

    Uur geleden

    This is the video that comes up if you type "space yeeter" i am so proud of this community

  3. Andrew Luhring

    Andrew Luhring

    Uur geleden

    what happens when one of them breaks flinging people in a random direction in space?

  4. Nabre Labre

    Nabre Labre

    11 uur geleden

    I wonder if a two stage tether system could lower the speed of intercept. Launch to a smaller tether that throws you to a bigger one for interplanetary missions. I guess the best we could hope for would be to capture an asteroid passing by to be our counterweight, then send up the ropes. Or maybe we could make the rope from asteroids

  5. TerranigmaQuintet

    TerranigmaQuintet

    13 uur geleden

    Space Jame 3: Skyhook, starring Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

  6. TrES-2b

    TrES-2b

    14 uur geleden

    1990: in 2020 flying cars! 2020: in 2050 solar system colonization! 2050: flying pigs

  7. Polloloco 30000

    Polloloco 30000

    15 uur geleden

    “ There is a window of 60 to 90 seconds to catch a tiny object moving at Mach 20(25,000kph)” Me: wait WHAT?😨😂😂

  8. Enad Danilohope

    Enad Danilohope

    16 uur geleden

    Wait 3 Montes to go to Mars on a Space ship nope

  9. Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin

    19 uur geleden

    Now where did i put my wallet? Time to make this real

  10. Go Jays

    Go Jays

    20 uur geleden

    Ngl this only seems like a good idea on paper

  11. Magos Biologis Silicus

    Magos Biologis Silicus

    23 uur geleden

    @elon

  12. Citaro SR

    Citaro SR

    Dag geleden

    *When aliens visit* Who built these weird nonsensical strings flying about rocks

  13. Nathan Sobel

    Nathan Sobel

    Dag geleden

    This is a cool idea and all, but what about the acceleration experienced inside rocket?

  14. gilbr lelan

    gilbr lelan

    Dag geleden

    The panicky punishment fascinatingly sound because c-clamp intraoperatively suppose excluding a sweltering quiet. lonely, lazy seal

  15. Sue Black

    Sue Black

    Dag geleden

    The unknown bat accordingly scrape because meeting pathomorphologically plug but a weary price. adamant, cold sweatshirt

  16. Dominik Szucs

    Dominik Szucs

    Dag geleden

    Yeeting in T-5... 4... 3... 2... 1... YEEEEEEEEEEEET

  17. James Handaja

    James Handaja

    Dag geleden

    How big is the acceleration? Can human bodies withstand it?

  18. Asha Chowdhury

    Asha Chowdhury

    Dag geleden

    The lavish coat correspondingly share because ear nutritionally smash apropos a demonic octagon. earthy, wakeful fire

  19. H I

    H I

    Dag geleden

    Why the heck don’t we do this soon? Sure it would probably be very expensive and take some time but imagine how much money and time it will save? The faster we do it the more money we save that we could use to make more hooks to save more money! It’s insane how much payload we could bring to Mars and stuff with these things. I don’t know too much but why don’t we do this before going to Mars for the first time? It would probably take a little longer because we would have to construct the hook but we could bring so much payload!!! NASA where are you in this lol

  20. CheeseCake Vanila

    CheeseCake Vanila

    Dag geleden

    To be honest, Humans discriminate(racism) against other humans, if aliens more developed aliens saw us, and didn't like our culture etc. Can't they just make us their slaves, because were 'inferior', just like how Europeans saw Africans(or really everybody but them), if were the ones who found them and had superior tech. We'd just bully them, experiment on them, steal their resources and leave them with nothing.

  21. Carlos Neri

    Carlos Neri

    Dag geleden

    Someone forward this to Elon musk

  22. Melstrom Astral

    Melstrom Astral

    2 dagen geleden

    The math behind this must be ludicrous.

    • Straighttalk

      Straighttalk

      2 dagen geleden

      The whole idea is ludicrous.

  23. Melstrom Astral

    Melstrom Astral

    2 dagen geleden

    Sh*t. If we ever manage to build master using this tech, then conquering tge solar system might just be possible. So sad I might not be alive when that happens.

  24. TehNuffer99

    TehNuffer99

    2 dagen geleden

    geniaal gasten

  25. nathan bestion

    nathan bestion

    2 dagen geleden

    Alright then, why aren't we already doing that ???please ppl let's make elon musk watch this video he is the one that can actually realize it

  26. Liam Christensen

    Liam Christensen

    2 dagen geleden

    Just a big slingshot lol hold on

  27. Colonial Gutentägen

    Colonial Gutentägen

    2 dagen geleden

    Now we have to wait for a trillionaire to make up its mind on to whether it should invest in stonks or a giant space tether that could make humanity infinite

  28. Jerry Green

    Jerry Green

    2 dagen geleden

    Two top questions in this universe: 1. What if you’re a big yellow circle 2. What if you make a big-ass trebuchet to launch yourself into space

  29. Official N-Word Pass Obama

    Official N-Word Pass Obama

    3 dagen geleden

    This man explains how the government could be better with space, he should be the NASA manager

    • Official N-Word Pass Obama

      Official N-Word Pass Obama

      2 dagen geleden

      @MGS Oficial that's why, it's may be already a thing, but he makes the ideas better with an explanation

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      He didn't come up with the idea, he's just explaining it

  30. Shortech

    Shortech

    3 dagen geleden

    Elon musk needs to see this

  31. Jack Alexander

    Jack Alexander

    3 dagen geleden

    Imagine like being the guy who calculates the aim and misses by a bit sending like 10 humans into the deep void of space

    • Pixel Manny 69

      Pixel Manny 69

      Dag geleden

      with people still mixing up the imperial and metric systems in STEM fields and even space programs, this is definitely a possibility.

  32. neeraj nongmaithem

    neeraj nongmaithem

    3 dagen geleden

    Come on guys we can make this happen in our life time, we are already making gas lines which are much longer and expensive than this.

  33. Astromega plays Astracraft and Mindustry

    Astromega plays Astracraft and Mindustry

    3 dagen geleden

    3:03 The cost of the rocket goes boiiiii

  34. Dyson Blue

    Dyson Blue

    3 dagen geleden

    G force is a thing

  35. Bartsim23

    Bartsim23

    4 dagen geleden

    I want this in Kerbal Space Program

    • Phoenix Plays Games

      Phoenix Plays Games

      Dag geleden

      impossible because of the way physics work in the game

  36. Yoav Koursh

    Yoav Koursh

    4 dagen geleden

    At least this will make airliners have to be on time or they will miss the theder

  37. Divas Subedi

    Divas Subedi

    4 dagen geleden

    0:43 the sponsor integration was truly brilliant.

  38. universe nerd

    universe nerd

    4 dagen geleden

    this is so fasinating

  39. Straighttalk

    Straighttalk

    4 dagen geleden

    Pure science fiction. We would stand a better chance of developing warp drive technology.

    • Straighttalk

      Straighttalk

      2 dagen geleden

      @MGS Oficial he could explain how Warp drive works but it doesn't mean it's suddenly science fact.

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      How is it fiction if he just explained how it would work

  40. Camcolito

    Camcolito

    4 dagen geleden

    This looks stupid and would make us lose face with any aliens so I oppose its implementation.

  41. Camcolito

    Camcolito

    4 dagen geleden

    0:37 - When you want to prevent your 'payload' from getting places it shouldn't, use protection.

  42. Laurence Dixon

    Laurence Dixon

    4 dagen geleden

    So... Why aren't we getting this? Well... There's the thing. "fuel".. Business interests

  43. Joe SMith

    Joe SMith

    4 dagen geleden

    Apex legends

  44. Michael Kelligan

    Michael Kelligan

    4 dagen geleden

    Lol....A cable to space has got to be the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. I want to see them try and fail. Imagine if by some miracle it did work, and then the cable snapped and sever hundred kilometers of cable come rushing back to earth at mach one! Lol I'd pay to see that.

  45. Alex rouse

    Alex rouse

    5 dagen geleden

    this is stupid smart

    • Adhit Irwanto

      Adhit Irwanto

      5 dagen geleden

      What do you mean by that?

  46. The happy E E

    The happy E E

    5 dagen geleden

    someone send this to elon

  47. Sci-Fi Warrior

    Sci-Fi Warrior

    5 dagen geleden

    Imagine if they messed up an equation and you got flung into the void of space

  48. Gabriel Alanis

    Gabriel Alanis

    5 dagen geleden

    I got a call from nasa that says they want their employer back

  49. Oliver Christopher Gomez

    Oliver Christopher Gomez

    5 dagen geleden

    One catastrophic glitch in the tether software and just like that, your ship is on reserve fuel and being flung at an uncontrolled spin towards the sun.

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      That's the fun part

  50. Julieth Espinosa

    Julieth Espinosa

    5 dagen geleden

    what if the tender snaps for some reason and you get your ass throw to the space

  51. Photo Connoisseur

    Photo Connoisseur

    5 dagen geleden

    Your videos usually make me fel existential dread but this one got me really excited for the future of space travel!

  52. Hidey Boi

    Hidey Boi

    5 dagen geleden

    Mars: CATCH MATE!

  53. rickysmyth

    rickysmyth

    5 dagen geleden

    We could do it, but that would mean that the military would need to be defunded in order to raise the cash for it. That isn't going to happen. Right now the US has so many military bases that its even unknown to them how many they have in total

  54. Lonnie Monk

    Lonnie Monk

    6 dagen geleden

    The captain just comes out and goes like "Hello Passengers, we have been flung in the direction of interstellar space and we now have to wait for rescue, Please Wait"

  55. Pog Diamond

    Pog Diamond

    6 dagen geleden

    The training for abeing a astronaut will also being 2 times harder

  56. tredogzs

    tredogzs

    6 dagen geleden

    One problem... impossible to build.

    • tredogzs

      tredogzs

      2 dagen geleden

      @MGS Oficial Millions of tons of force required too slow and speed up spacecraft. Assuming they have any mass, the line would have to be incredibly long and incredibly strong... absolutely absurd size and strength to the point of completely ridiculous and impossible. IMPOSSIBLE! Its like saying, lets build a road to the sun and drive our cars there, then drawing some lines on an animation. Totally pointless, its inconceivably IMPOSSIBLE. You would need all of the resources from the entire solar system times x 9,000,000,000 assuming the entire solar system mass is titanium and carbon fibre. Total joke.

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      How is this impossible to build? Please explain

    • Vegetable

      Vegetable

      6 dagen geleden

      They cover the possibility. Quite difficult but not impossible.

  57. Vaibhav Luxmi

    Vaibhav Luxmi

    6 dagen geleden

    6:46 another reason to make you the president of the world .

  58. Vaibhav Luxmi

    Vaibhav Luxmi

    6 dagen geleden

    6 : 46 another reason to make you the president of the world.

  59. Vaibhav Luxmi

    Vaibhav Luxmi

    6 dagen geleden

    Another reason to make you the president of the world

  60. NO NO NO NO

    NO NO NO NO

    6 dagen geleden

    Me: (sees tether tech and it’s capabilities) me: *I* *N* *V* *E* *S* *T*

  61. Milkra

    Milkra

    7 dagen geleden

    Looks like Ice King was right the whole time

  62. Dark Gamer

    Dark Gamer

    7 dagen geleden

    Just one question. Why the hell aren't we doing this?

    • Star

      Star

      5 dagen geleden

      Don't have the tech yet

  63. sj4jdg 8eudb2928

    sj4jdg 8eudb2928

    7 dagen geleden

    Where is Kareem?

  64. andrew marley

    andrew marley

    7 dagen geleden

    What about the gs. It looks like the sky hook would fling you at very high speeds. Would that mean that the amount of gs you would need to withstand would be too high?

  65. toad tricks

    toad tricks

    8 dagen geleden

    but u cant land on jupiter

    • Adhit Irwanto

      Adhit Irwanto

      5 dagen geleden

      Jupiter is a gas planet,it doesnt have any hard surface

  66. NordicNostalgia

    NordicNostalgia

    8 dagen geleden

    No reason to wait? How about Earth’s problems

  67. Pam Rogers

    Pam Rogers

    8 dagen geleden

    (Adventure time)

  68. Balwinder Kaur

    Balwinder Kaur

    8 dagen geleden

    Elon : Time for starship mark 2

  69. Seven Aries

    Seven Aries

    9 dagen geleden

    Is there an actual paper on this or a company trying to get this done?

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      I don't think so but the sources are in the descripition if you want more info

  70. Lucas Liso

    Lucas Liso

    9 dagen geleden

    And Elon Musk is not investing in this because...?

  71. daniel

    daniel

    9 dagen geleden

    watching this while that one rocket is going to crash somewhere on earth

  72. CuddlyBubbles 69

    CuddlyBubbles 69

    9 dagen geleden

    ok gimme how fast it should be and i’ll calculate the time dilation.

  73. CuddlyBubbles 69

    CuddlyBubbles 69

    9 dagen geleden

    so, its purely reliant on the ships speed in the first place? ok.

  74. Zhangy

    Zhangy

    9 dagen geleden

    LMao what's physics, anything is possible right

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      Not really

    • Adhit Irwanto

      Adhit Irwanto

      5 dagen geleden

      If we try hard enough,then yes

  75. Fishy

    Fishy

    9 dagen geleden

    They forgot one thing. The Gs. When u are caught in the "thether" you'll be experincing up to 15 Gs or more for a few minutes which is very deadly soo

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      @Star no, he pulled out of the brain lol

    • Star

      Star

      5 dagen geleden

      @Fishy so in other words you pulled it out of your ass?

    • Fishy

      Fishy

      5 dagen geleden

      @Star using my brain

    • Star

      Star

      5 dagen geleden

      How'd you get that number?

  76. Death Awaits

    Death Awaits

    9 dagen geleden

    Title: Skyhook Me: sHyLoCk

  77. Snowman _boi

    Snowman _boi

    9 dagen geleden

    you should be in NASA like bruh what are they doing

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      He didn't invent this, he's just explaining how it works

    • Lmao.

      Lmao.

      4 dagen geleden

      This isn't an original concept.

    • Star

      Star

      5 dagen geleden

      Don't have this much funding

  78. Jason Hardin

    Jason Hardin

    9 dagen geleden

    Not unless we can develop a non-combustible technology Nuclear, gravity propulsion, next level scifi shit is going to be absolutely necessary I’d imagine to make much more headway in space

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      This IS a non-combustible technology

    • Jason Hardin

      Jason Hardin

      5 dagen geleden

      @Vegetable lets put that shit on a rocket ship and send all the government and shadow government leaders to Mars then!

    • Vegetable

      Vegetable

      6 dagen geleden

      Nuclear fusion and better fission is being worked on today, and electric thrusters already can provide the lift necessary to traverse space

  79. JUNYONG PARK

    JUNYONG PARK

    9 dagen geleden

    It's even better than the orbit elevator!

  80. Susp3kt

    Susp3kt

    9 dagen geleden

    Imagine being the guy that has to climb up and repair the cable.

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      Poor dude

  81. Kieran Porter

    Kieran Porter

    10 dagen geleden

    If your team were world leaders, our planet would be much nicer and we would have been so much more developed.

  82. keytron1

    keytron1

    10 dagen geleden

    It’s quite simple actually

  83. Ralzone

    Ralzone

    10 dagen geleden

    why we dont do this?

    • oh no

      oh no

      8 dagen geleden

      @Fallen Down says who? a random youtube commenter vs physics professors

    • Fallen Down

      Fallen Down

      8 dagen geleden

      @oh no dude please just look up how much energy that rockets use for going to orbit and try to understand where will those energy come from. Suprise, from Skyhook! Please just do some math and see how ridiclus amouth of gravitational potantial energy you are giving to that rocket. Animation makes it seem like the Skyhook it just fine but in reality you can't keep it up there after you send 10 Starship masses of rockets which is needed for a advenced solar civilization. YOU CAN NOT MAKE THAT MANY ENERGY in orbit unless you have a fusion reactor in that Skyhook which creates even more problems.

    • oh no

      oh no

      8 dagen geleden

      @Fallen Down It's not like we cannot have powerfull engines on it, the momentum is identical to having an actual rocket push it, and we already have that kind of technology

    • Fallen Down

      Fallen Down

      8 dagen geleden

      @oh no but is it giving enough momentum? Is it really gonna cover the mgh of the rocket it gave and also 1/2mV^2? This will give soooo much momentum away and only realisty way to gain it back is take all those energy it gave to rocket back with using gravity. I mean if you know how momentum works you would know that him works just because it slows down while speeding and transporting the rocket

    • oh no

      oh no

      8 dagen geleden

      @Fallen Down managing the orbit IS giving it momentum

  84. Yaco

    Yaco

    10 dagen geleden

    Don't do that, don't give me hope

  85. Angela Noseda

    Angela Noseda

    10 dagen geleden

    I can't wrap my head around the technical details, but this is brilliant !

  86. k Atox

    k Atox

    10 dagen geleden

    What if ig flings you in the wrong direction?

  87. Adiam Yonas

    Adiam Yonas

    10 dagen geleden

    So it's a yeet machine

  88. weallnoob

    weallnoob

    10 dagen geleden

    원심분리기와 같이 관성에 의해 손님이 찌부러지는것은 고려하지 않습니다.

  89. Mohammed Fouzan

    Mohammed Fouzan

    10 dagen geleden

    But what’s the catch Why don’t the already use it though if it’s that simple? There has to be a catch right?

    • oh no

      oh no

      8 dagen geleden

      The catch is world wide unity or just cooperation. Since the tether would be traviling in the sky, it would violate airspace laws. So any government who doesn't agree with it can stop the building of it.

  90. The Interfaith Shepherd

    The Interfaith Shepherd

    10 dagen geleden

    I love the videos! In this one, however, you are incorrect. The technology for creating a tether cable does not exist. Carbon Nano Tubes are not long enough to make a tether. This is the same issue with a Space Elevator. I'm not saying it won't ever happen, but there are a LOT of issues why the tether and space elevator ideas struggle. I hope it does happen someday!! The technology to do what you're suggesting is about 1000 years away ... given the way technology evolves. Maybe 2000. Considering the bow and arrow took many, many thousands of years to become redundant as a weapon of war. For example, rocket technology has not really changed for 100 years. By that I mean, it's still a combustion process. The rocket has adapted to the use of small and powerful computers and 'some' relatively minor improvements in materials science. For example, SpaceX still uses Stainless Steel which has been around more than 100 years. Materials Science is the main blocker here. Materials need to be developed that are far better than what we have now. The tether cable not only needs to hold the massive weight perfectly for let's say 5 years, which would be about 50,000 cycles. The tether cable needs to also withstand the huge flexion and resistance to stretching (it will be like a spring) and micro-meteorite damage and tiny fractures and cracks etc etc etc. It's very, very complex and does not exist. It would need to be resilient like the heat shields on the space shuttle yet flexible like a rope and stretchy like a rubber band. THEN, there's the excessively complicated control issue of managing the rotating mass ... so many issues I'm not EVEN gonna type them out. It's not as bad as saying invent a time machine, but it's an extremely complicated problem that you have oversimplified incredibly. Keep up the great work! Love your videos! Very thought provoking!

    • oh no

      oh no

      8 dagen geleden

      The material they named was Zylon, not Carbon Nano Tubes

  91. Pam Ralph

    Pam Ralph

    11 dagen geleden

    Sorta like an interstellar ski lift

  92. kintoki kintoki

    kintoki kintoki

    11 dagen geleden

    I am the only one that finds that mach 12 hoocking seems impossible to acheive ?!

  93. James Tucker

    James Tucker

    11 dagen geleden

    I prefer calling it a beanstalk.

  94. Azmor EM

    Azmor EM

    11 dagen geleden

    This idea is like the proto-blueprint for the Mass Effect Relais - use a stationary speed accumulator in space to safe time and energy.

  95. Alfred Bottombattaock

    Alfred Bottombattaock

    12 dagen geleden

    why are none of our governments not watching these videos and thinking yeh good idea 💡 can someone tell me why pls

    • Alfred Bottombattaock

      Alfred Bottombattaock

      Dag geleden

      @MGS Oficial fair enough

    • MGS Oficial

      MGS Oficial

      2 dagen geleden

      It's not like the government cares for any of this

  96. tnt abe sfs

    tnt abe sfs

    12 dagen geleden

    Robert Goddard: yay rocket engine go ttthhrruusstt Everyone in 2050: just normally yeeting myself to Mars with a rope

  97. Zach Hoffman

    Zach Hoffman

    13 dagen geleden

    "Skyhooks" Kareem Abdul Jabbar enters the chat.

  98. meruem

    meruem

    13 dagen geleden

    what the actual f***!!!!

  99. Chase Doran

    Chase Doran

    13 dagen geleden

    Someone show this to elon.

    • Fallen Down

      Fallen Down

      9 dagen geleden

      It is imposible with current technology and we also have to have 1 ship coming to Earth for 1 ship leaving the Earth or this will not work and %99 of our ships does not return for now so it is basicly impossible FOR NOW

  100. Trent Nicholls

    Trent Nicholls

    13 dagen geleden

    Send this to NASA now

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