A given address contains the proposal to equip the International
Space Station with the long rope and to create on that base a Space
transportation system. The rope itself is fixed to the "bottom" surface of
the station and at equilibrium state is located along the Earth radius down
the Earth center. When oscillations are excited the whole system looks
like a Space oscillator. The rope's tag is equipped with the special device
with the docking unit, where to the payload is delivered by the rocket
from the Earth. A given system has the multifunctional purpose.
The overviewed delivery system has a very important property.
Providing the exchange of equal masses is taking place at the docking
unit (the cargo mass pushing to the station is equal to mass, pushing back
to the Earth) the whole rope system is a conservative system of forces.
Because of this fact the process of masses exchange needs no additional
power consumption. It means that the proposed rope system allows to use
the energy of going down to the Earth cargo for delivering the payload to
- The rope system could execute the function of booster and by
means of existing rockets to deliver the payload of much bigger
mass forward to the station and back to the Earth.
- The rope system could be the base for creating of alternative
system of station angular orientation.
- To utilize the rope system to launch small satellites from the
station and to return them back.
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