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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Reacties 

  1. Robin Lomax Bjerke

    Robin Lomax Bjerke

    Dag geleden

    This sounds far too good to be true... further research required.

  2. Liu Siteng

    Liu Siteng

    Dag geleden

    But what about g-force? the acceleration is gonna be so quick i doubt if even astranauts can stand it. Dont forget you are giving people enough velocity to travel millions of killometers in minutes probably.

  3. Deepsky 709

    Deepsky 709

    Dag geleden

    What if aliens control our tether and use it to crushing spaceshipsXD

  4. Sky Robinson

    Sky Robinson

    2 dagen geleden

    Basically a space trebuchet.

  5. Silent Gamer

    Silent Gamer

    2 dagen geleden

    before this vid i saw this add "BUY THREE TIRES AND GET ONE FREE, NOW THATS FOUR FOR ALL TO SEE, ITS EASY TO BUY SO EASY TO DO, YOU'LL GET YOUR FREE TIRE AND THREE MORE TOO" i mean like " bruh"

  6. Nicholas Wang

    Nicholas Wang

    2 dagen geleden

    so humans have to choose between building a dyson sphere and building one of these cables huh

    • Doge God

      Doge God

      2 dagen geleden

      why not both? in fact we would most likely need a skyhook or space elevator to actually create a dyson swarm.

  7. CC Guppy

    CC Guppy

    2 dagen geleden

    *Y E E T*

  8. Brenda Phil

    Brenda Phil

    2 dagen geleden

    i wish you are my teacher

  9. joshua rafael alcazaren

    joshua rafael alcazaren

    3 dagen geleden

    if only this is real

  10. Plazma Official

    Plazma Official

    3 dagen geleden

    Nice animations!

  11. Nickolas blip

    Nickolas blip

    3 dagen geleden

    "you cant transport a lot of stuff" elon musk with starship I gonna pretend I didn't hear that

  12. Gabriel Preda

    Gabriel Preda

    3 dagen geleden

    The tether would still lose a lot of energy because it is going through the atmosphere. The air friction turns the kinetic energy to warmth, so even if the heat is not enough to destroy the tether, it would still get warm and still lose kinetic energy.

  13. RoCaBa

    RoCaBa

    3 dagen geleden

    If only stupid governments saw this

  14. Battletroll1

    Battletroll1

    4 dagen geleden

    Imagine being on a airplane and seeing a giant rope with a big metal tip crashing into the window

  15. Raja Garuda

    Raja Garuda

    5 dagen geleden

    So ice King is a scientist

  16. Reema Misbah

    Reema Misbah

    5 dagen geleden

    ah yes it all makes sense to me now a rope that yeets ships into space All in favor of the space yeeter being built

  17. 「CELLO KID」

    「CELLO KID」

    6 dagen geleden

    Imagine governments actually caring about the future of humanity instead of the gain of power, money and building huge armies

  18. Animacje Sandera

    Animacje Sandera

    6 dagen geleden

    Advanced Type 2 Alien Civilizations: Special Engines, Efficient Fuel etc. Humans: YEET THAT SPACESHIP

  19. Ethan Dillon

    Ethan Dillon

    6 dagen geleden

    Everybody’s gánster till their tether snaps

  20. Mason Green

    Mason Green

    6 dagen geleden

    Well now their is an excuse and it’s a good one COVID 19

  21. TheDark Fighter

    TheDark Fighter

    6 dagen geleden

    Its like this time when you use gravity but in the future we can improvise that LOL

  22. Deaniel James Congson

    Deaniel James Congson

    6 dagen geleden

    Imagine the Earth Tether Flinging The Ship You're Riding On...and then the Mars Tether Had A Miscalculation and Missed You, Now Youre Just Flying Away Into Deep Space Never To Be Seen Again.

  23. JQ ANIMATES

    JQ ANIMATES

    7 dagen geleden

    I love your birds :D

  24. Centauri A

    Centauri A

    7 dagen geleden

    All fun in games until the Space Yeeter malfunctions, and sends you down plummeting towards the planet at 40,000Km/hr...

  25. biggus dickuss

    biggus dickuss

    7 dagen geleden

    Why tf am I hear learning about astrophysics I have 3 assignments to do I 3 hours

  26. pifu

    pifu

    8 dagen geleden

    When I have children, I am going to teach them these incredible videos!

  27. Raghav Molakaluri

    Raghav Molakaluri

    8 dagen geleden

    I sent this to Nasa lol

  28. soulayman

    soulayman

    8 dagen geleden

    The amount of bullshit in this video

    • Rafael Martinez

      Rafael Martinez

      8 dagen geleden

      Just because you can't understand what's being explained doesn't make it bullshit

    • Nixx

      Nixx

      8 dagen geleden

      its you

  29. SH00KETH.

    SH00KETH.

    9 dagen geleden

    So it like yeets you to other planets? Dope.

  30. inspired end

    inspired end

    9 dagen geleden

    I wonder how long ago they got the notfcaton that "NASA has subscribed to your channel"

  31. Robert de Beer

    Robert de Beer

    9 dagen geleden

    the one thing that makes me worried is the fact it's just spinning around the earth.

  32. Jenn Conely

    Jenn Conely

    9 dagen geleden

    Yas thar is a to do it tn 1988 a astronaut dedet the astronaut poet the angere of a kokaladr an th a astronaut went to the moon an back to eath

  33. Morgan Hamilton

    Morgan Hamilton

    9 dagen geleden

    “Grandpa, how did we first get reliable access to Mars?” “Ah, the space yeeter.”

  34. Jawetty

    Jawetty

    9 dagen geleden

    *halo ODST space elevator has entered the chat*

  35. TattierLivee

    TattierLivee

    9 dagen geleden

    Kareem would be proud

  36. 1,3-bisphosphonates rapoport-luebering shunt

    1,3-bisphosphonates rapoport-luebering shunt

    9 dagen geleden

    Write that down! Write that down!

  37. Morgan Hamilton

    Morgan Hamilton

    9 dagen geleden

    Going to space is like going up a mountain on a unicycle carrying loads of dynamite Great analogies. That's exactly what it is

  38. Mr Detective

    Mr Detective

    9 dagen geleden

    i just hate it when a kurgesagt video ends......its just soo good

  39. swiggity swooty im chargin at that booty

    swiggity swooty im chargin at that booty

    10 dagen geleden

    "Yeet." -Future Humans

  40. Kroker10

    Kroker10

    10 dagen geleden

    I like that he says, "when" we become an interstellar civilization, not "if".

  41. Adnox

    Adnox

    10 dagen geleden

    Is this refference from Adventure time? Ice king and his skyhooks

  42. Static Alphabet soup

    Static Alphabet soup

    10 dagen geleden

    I’m trying to imagine that brutality of the GeForce Involved in suddenly being yanked by something moving at Mach12

  43. Bo Rui Li

    Bo Rui Li

    11 dagen geleden

    tell nasa

  44. ZL C

    ZL C

    11 dagen geleden

    *Sol System has declared war on P Centauri System* P Centauri System : Ha! You barely even have any space ships designed for war! I will send all of my divisions and conquer your plane- Sol System : Ahdada- Shh... I'm sending my whole system to you, which means my Star and planets... On the way I might fling some asteroids that might destroy your capitol planet. P Centauri System : Im- Impossible! Sol System : That is why I am more advanced than you, I have dumb piece of s**ts that create dumb ideas that actually works. Now shudup and fight me.

  45. Majid Al Marzooqi

    Majid Al Marzooqi

    11 dagen geleden

    bruhh we need this

  46. zhawin

    zhawin

    11 dagen geleden

    just imagine not being caught by the tether... holy cow that's scary af.

    • Lukas Kinder

      Lukas Kinder

      3 dagen geleden

      @MeetTheScorch I am not sure if the spaceships when returning would be so fast that they would leave the planet behind them when missing the teather. Probalbly without having any means to return. That would indeed be scary.

    • MeetTheScorch

      MeetTheScorch

      3 dagen geleden

      Not really. If you were leaving the planet, you would still be well within gravitational pull so no harm here. And if you were returning to a planet, you would either wait for another chance or enter as we do it now. Of course, the latter part assumes that the shuttles are made with with that possibility in mind.

    • Labis Ragousis

      Labis Ragousis

      11 dagen geleden

      This is the biggest danger in this project. And the only thing we can rely on is a videogame-based stabilization

  47. Tofiu Games

    Tofiu Games

    11 dagen geleden

    Can you make a video about Warp Drive

  48. goku saiyan

    goku saiyan

    11 dagen geleden

    This really feels out of a cartoon lol . Looks so simple but not , dumb but practical too at the same time

  49. Simon Caday

    Simon Caday

    11 dagen geleden

    What about g forces?

  50. The Shadows Domain

    The Shadows Domain

    11 dagen geleden

    Why dont they launch the rockets from weak points of gravity on the surface?

    • Unofficial Scholar

      Unofficial Scholar

      11 dagen geleden

      Well the weak points aren’t really weak. Only by about 0.1 % plus all of them are away from the equator which is used to give a gravitational boost so from gravitational weak points leaving the Earth would be harder.

  51. Levi Ryan

    Levi Ryan

    12 dagen geleden

    usually this channel makes me feel really intelligent, but this one has me lost on a very important point how do the ships....attach to the tether. is it a big hook? a magnet?

  52. Miguel Valero

    Miguel Valero

    12 dagen geleden

    5:55 Did anyone else see a satisfied face in Phobos?

  53. Richard Santalone

    Richard Santalone

    12 dagen geleden

    man this cable stuff is cool

  54. Elliston Vallarino

    Elliston Vallarino

    12 dagen geleden

    WHY THERE IS NONE OF THIS YET!

    • Unofficial Scholar

      Unofficial Scholar

      11 dagen geleden

      Too busy on welfare on druggies and child murder in the Middle East

  55. IamSrimantha

    IamSrimantha

    12 dagen geleden

    needs more upgrades like the thread should be magnetic so more useful

  56. sebastep

    sebastep

    13 dagen geleden

    Somebody send this to Elon Musk

  57. IrvineCascade

    IrvineCascade

    13 dagen geleden

    "Starting from low Mars orbit, a tether can boost ships to the Asteroid Belt!" Me "Where they get bombarded by debris and turn into the fireworks and explosives mentioned earlier in the video!"

  58. beealwayspositive

    beealwayspositive

    13 dagen geleden

    Fun fact I'm launching a rocket in kerbal space program while watching this

  59. TheSupremePotato

    TheSupremePotato

    13 dagen geleden

    everyone keep in mind that Kurzgesagt videos are very simplified and real people will never do this because they are absolute idiots

  60. The Quiet Kid

    The Quiet Kid

    13 dagen geleden

    "Patent pending"

  61. η̲ɥ

    η̲ɥ

    13 dagen geleden

    Then why won`t they build it?

    • Colten

      Colten

      4 dagen geleden

      cause it would require way to much money and the US is not willing to give more funding to nasa, nor would this be easy to do

  62. Anny Girl

    Anny Girl

    13 dagen geleden

    OMG I have a sextillion dollar idea... TELL TRUMP THERES OIL ON MERCURY, WE WILL HAVE SKYHOOKS BY 2022... (WHICH IS NEXT YEAR)

    • Unofficial Scholar

      Unofficial Scholar

      11 dagen geleden

      Trump isn’t even President

  63. Hyungho Chris Choi

    Hyungho Chris Choi

    13 dagen geleden

    Adventure time reference, anyone?

  64. Tyrant TITANIUM

    Tyrant TITANIUM

    14 dagen geleden

    Thanks for the idea for my next KSP mega build

  65. Leaetta Hyer

    Leaetta Hyer

    14 dagen geleden

    Almost 2 years and Boeing and the FAA can’t fix a firmware problem with the MCAS system on the max-8’s. (Killed almost 500 people)This slingshot crap won’t work.

    • Unofficial Scholar

      Unofficial Scholar

      11 dagen geleden

      Well this is far less advanced then that

  66. Vince

    Vince

    14 dagen geleden

    To get the space craft there, we could have it on a slide attached to a rail gun, sort of like catapult on an aircraft carriers

  67. Chickalo

    Chickalo

    14 dagen geleden

    shit we cant go to mercury anymore *why?* because we used it to make a infinite source of energy *oh, well that was a waste*

  68. wuthyrain

    wuthyrain

    14 dagen geleden

    4:15 Why are you going in there is an error

    • wuthyrain

      wuthyrain

      14 dagen geleden

      4:59

  69. George Separovic

    George Separovic

    14 dagen geleden

    TETHERS!!!!

  70. Fredrik

    Fredrik

    14 dagen geleden

    Wouldn't that insane acceleration kill a human?

  71. Jason B

    Jason B

    14 dagen geleden

    How many G’s will you be exposed to?

  72. Izcalli Guajardo

    Izcalli Guajardo

    14 dagen geleden

    Did you know that the sun is white!!!

  73. Mr. Yan

    Mr. Yan

    14 dagen geleden

    This is ez to get to space if we have tether

  74. Dick Tjunder

    Dick Tjunder

    14 dagen geleden

    I really hope I'm still alive in 2050

  75. Serkan Avcı

    Serkan Avcı

    14 dagen geleden

    Great time for hook up

  76. jorian rennen

    jorian rennen

    15 dagen geleden

    I think humans just die at the enormous amount of G-forces they experience at the space hook, also we have many satellites, how does the space hook handle with sattalites?

    • Lord of Sadness

      Lord of Sadness

      14 dagen geleden

      @jorian rennen =_=

    • jorian rennen

      jorian rennen

      14 dagen geleden

      @Lord of Sadness haha ok!

    • Lord of Sadness

      Lord of Sadness

      14 dagen geleden

      @jorian rennen its alright for me to die in space so I'll end this argument here I'm tired.

    • jorian rennen

      jorian rennen

      14 dagen geleden

      @Lord of Sadness Of course there is nothing pulling at the space craft but ever heard of the centrifugal force? Also there is almost no limit at how fast a human body can go but there is certainly an limit on how fast the acceleration can be on a body

    • Lord of Sadness

      Lord of Sadness

      14 dagen geleden

      @jorian rennen in space with nothing pulling the craft you would barely feel anything unless you are travelling at the speed of light or your in craft as heavy as Earth travelling really fast.

  77. tp7886

    tp7886

    15 dagen geleden

    Seveneves anyone? Great science fiction with Skyhooks if you're curious.

  78. Dr. Penis Blender

    Dr. Penis Blender

    15 dagen geleden

    Bruh just get off the unicycle, problem solved XD

  79. Gabsare Sarg

    Gabsare Sarg

    15 dagen geleden

    It sounds so crazy.

  80. Rye Guy

    Rye Guy

    15 dagen geleden

    I used this with my friends for a TOSHIBA project. We lost, but it was really fun and honestly I think that we should've won. Thank you Kurzgesagt for helping me without even knowing it.

    • Rye Guy

      Rye Guy

      15 dagen geleden

      That was last year, oh how I miss being able to go to school in person.

  81. Natasha S

    Natasha S

    15 dagen geleden

    Hey brain what are we going to do today ....

    • Unofficial Scholar

      Unofficial Scholar

      11 dagen geleden

      We could do this. We have the tech, just spend less money bombing the Middle East and we’ll have it within a few decades

  82. dany the slime

    dany the slime

    15 dagen geleden

    humans: makes skyhooks aliens:oh shit they got a sky catpolt!

  83. Yeet Boss

    Yeet Boss

    15 dagen geleden

    *SHOW*THIS*TO*NASA

    • Colten

      Colten

      4 dagen geleden

      nasa has explored all viable options for space travel, its just that they cant get more funding to actually do big projects

  84. KCJbomberFTW

    KCJbomberFTW

    15 dagen geleden

    Wait so do these guys just have JPL on speed dial?!

  85. Ham Fish

    Ham Fish

    15 dagen geleden

    How fast is the skyhook at SLINGING some cargo at mars?

  86. Niara R

    Niara R

    16 dagen geleden

    lets go to psych 16 😎😎😎😎😎🤭

  87. Jose Luis Gomez

    Jose Luis Gomez

    16 dagen geleden

    The mass of the rope in an extreme isnt enought, low momentun, I mean the rope will bend

    • N. M.

      N. M.

      16 dagen geleden

      yes because 12000km/h is definitely "low momentum"

  88. 40 Watt

    40 Watt

    16 dagen geleden

    Yeah that's cool and all, but Alcubierre drives

  89. NACTRAN

    NACTRAN

    16 dagen geleden

    Now the big question is who is gonna Weaponize this first

    • TT12- Roblox and more

      TT12- Roblox and more

      14 dagen geleden

      Merica.

  90. helena_lang

    helena_lang

    16 dagen geleden

    I was expecting them the “except (insert problem)” but then there weren’t any. Remind me again why we haven’t done this yet?

  91. Cursed

    Cursed

    16 dagen geleden

    i swear, this man's gonna get humankind to other planets so they can live there

  92. CopoCast

    CopoCast

    16 dagen geleden

    *S K Y H O O K S*

  93. Sawyer Keenan

    Sawyer Keenan

    16 dagen geleden

    man, humanity could be doing this shiz, but were so caught up in politics and fighting with eachother, we cant. so thanks, politics.

  94. Manish Rana

    Manish Rana

    16 dagen geleden

    i guess NASA is not ur subscriber

  95. Allie Gottuso

    Allie Gottuso

    17 dagen geleden

    "Hey Ferb, i know what we are going to do today"

  96. vjdesair

    vjdesair

    17 dagen geleden

    k its funny how in ur vids kurg, the birds always die but then nobody of the other humans or birds care

  97. phuong truong bach dong

    phuong truong bach dong

    17 dagen geleden

    “Grandpa, how did we first get reliable access to Mars?” “Ah, the space yeeter.”

  98. Wackyboss 5

    Wackyboss 5

    18 dagen geleden

    So... why aren't we doing this now?

  99. THE GAME EXPLAINER

    THE GAME EXPLAINER

    18 dagen geleden

    Um can anyone point me toward the comment every one is talking about?

    • THE GAME EXPLAINER

      THE GAME EXPLAINER

      18 dagen geleden

      Edit: The Eric Miret one?

  100. Madranger5956

    Madranger5956

    18 dagen geleden

    Why are we not doing this now

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