1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook

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Relaxing Gaming
Relaxing Gaming

Probably wont happen in less than yo, this require extreme calculus, consideration of so many factor, without real efficient quantum computer this is not a good solution and even when the tech get there you need the program, the ai, so much preparation, its just not practical, the space elevator already is much less fiction compared to this, since it is going nowhere, I just suspect that this is an idea that you personally like and wanted to give credit to and this is not objective.

Vor 9 Stunden
Kuwsh Okai
Kuwsh Okai

Imagine the CONSTANT calculations having to be done to accommodate this. Shuttles latching on to the hook, automatically rotating the momentum of the hook with engines.

Vor 15 Stunden
Eric
Eric

Amazing we should be telling elon musk about this. Though we will still need FTL Drives if we want to leave the solar system.

Vor 16 Stunden
suneel reddy
suneel reddy

Yaa make a cable and make it rotate once space debris and asteroid shows up you can't undo momentum causing collision

Vor 20 Stunden
Kelly Wilkinson
Kelly Wilkinson

This'll end up being something like the oil industry in that it'll be difficult to shift away from it to something better once the technology is readily available. There will then be hundreds of whirling cables swinging around the earth (I doubt, by the time we come up with something better, we'll have gone further than Mars) that will require synchronicity with all nearby satellites and shuttles. It's a quick and cheap solution but I think it is not a long-term one - hence my comparison to the oil industry (which is now obsolete - for energy, anyway). My goodness that is some primitive technology. Look up the "atlatl" an ancient javelin which utilizes the same physics trick. I hope someone figures out a better idea before somebody actually tries this. The soundtrack on this video is awesome.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi / Master Jedi and high grounder
Obi-Wan Kenobi / Master Jedi and high grounder

Ok so build this then the Dyson Sphere then the thing that makes us all go to insane speeds

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son of a car
son of a car

Another thing that could make it easier to get to space would be a fusion reactor rocket. It’s like 10,000 times more efficient than a standard rocket

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Matmar Space
Matmar Space

@elon musk

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Zethical YT
Zethical YT

Elon Musk:write that down! Write that down! (No really, Elon Musk’s Goal is to make us get to mars and make the space tether)

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Argentum 1984
Argentum 1984

Correct me if I'm wrong but to keep the thing going there needs to be ships coming in right ? If the tether is built spinning so that it's moves slower when closer to earth and faster when further from the earth wouldn't it be hard for ships coming in to lock on to it ? English is not my first language so i apologize for any spelling and grammatical mistakes or that something isn't clear. Thank you

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Beeba Holmes
Beeba Holmes

The problem is not dying immediately once you get there

Vor 2 Tage
Ali Yusuf
Ali Yusuf

Imagine if the cord breaks and you are sent into outer space with nothing but a small engine😟

Vor 2 Tage
Lissandro Manzo
Lissandro Manzo

If we hav the technology WHY DONT WE DO IT

Vor 2 Tage
ivan rodrigues Rodrigues
ivan rodrigues Rodrigues

Video: Doesn't have a "but" Me: Holy sh*t this actually possible!

Vor 2 Tage
Wojtek Play
Wojtek Play

when you watch video then press ins near the arrows on your keyboard

Vor 2 Tage
Sufithecoolster
Sufithecoolster

Try to build a tether at Triton, Neptune's moon

Vor 3 Tage
Deacon Graham
Deacon Graham

That's a lot of acceleration at once

Vor 3 Tage
Deacon Graham
Deacon Graham

Don't forget about g forces and get spattered on ur seat

Vor 3 Tage
GxA Hexagon hexnex
GxA Hexagon hexnex

Then no space station or sats

Vor 3 Tage
D’aller Te faire
D’aller Te faire

THIS IS FUCKING GENIAL WTF

Vor 3 Tage
Loy Lieu
Loy Lieu

w o w space exploration cheat code

Vor 3 Tage
Tom Antony
Tom Antony

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Vor 3 Tage
Al Do
Al Do

0:54 The yellow box is from the moon base video. Cool video tbh

Vor 3 Tage
NovaRanger
NovaRanger

Something tells me this idea might have something to do with angry birds..

Vor 4 Tage
Sixten Dorsin
Sixten Dorsin

s we make this?

Vor 4 Tage
Nathaniel S. Son
Nathaniel S. Son

"Mom?" "Yeah honey?" "I feel skyhook-sick."

Vor 4 Tage
Nabre Labre
Nabre Labre

Skyhook.. isn't that the new bond film?

Vor 4 Tage
Nabre Labre
Nabre Labre

"Does not require huge investments", well...

Vor 4 Tage
Pedro Ivo G.S.
Pedro Ivo G.S.

Tethers would be usefull to colect space trash for the orbit

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Pedro Ivo G.S.
Pedro Ivo G.S.

Tethers would be also useful to take the mirrors to the Sun from Mercury to construct Dyson Swarm

Vor 4 Tage
Pedro Ivo G.S.
Pedro Ivo G.S.

Do you mean... space handball?

Vor 4 Tage
VY_ Gaming
VY_ Gaming

Elon Musk can do this XD

Vor 4 Tage
Turtle Five
Turtle Five

OOOOOOO I’m excited now

Vor 4 Tage
Tiankuo Hua
Tiankuo Hua

The “Skyhook” sounds rather boring. Why not call it the “Spaceship Yeeter?”

Vor 4 Tage
Alex Potts
Alex Potts

Stuff like this is theoretically possible. With an emphasis on "theoretically". I'm sceptical of the claim that the materials exist that are tough enough to make the cable from - the current construction materials can't even support their *own* weight over such distances, let alone the weight of a massive rocket, let alone a massive rocket which is also being accelerated to escape velocity and back down again. Humanity may be doing this sort of stuff one day, but almost certainly not within any of our lifetimes. I genuinely think that cold fusion is a more credible way of solving the fuel-payload problem.

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Preston smith
Preston smith

That's like one of those roller coasters that launch you super fast

Vor 5 Tage
Vrndavan Bennie
Vrndavan Bennie

0:04 RIP future astronauts

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Max K
Max K

Making a hypersonic high altitude vehicel is hard, but its also something we've done so in theory the hook part of the sky hook is feasible, but how do you get the tether to survive hypersonic reentry (if only partial reentry into the exosphere) over and over and over again?

Vor 6 Tage
Ahsen Khan
Ahsen Khan

This is incredible! I had no idea such a technology was feasible already.

Vor 6 Tage
Joshua Zhu
Joshua Zhu

kurzesagt can you make a video about the planet pluto?

Vor 6 Tage
tm
tm

Did you miss that friction from being regularly in atmosphere also slows down the tether?

Vor 6 Tage
Liang Wang
Liang Wang

Maybe instead of using a rope, we can use a ringworld? Ship are not catching ropes, but berth into harbor of ringword, waiting ringworld to rotate into certain position, then depart again ... imaging how spectacular it can be...

Vor 6 Tage
Yash Bhawsar
Yash Bhawsar

Well i wanna to be the part of this great deed

Vor 7 Tage
Sea Spaget
Sea Spaget

If we gave all money and resources to these people we would be thousands mabye even millions of years ahead in civilization

Vor 7 Tage
iiFUGHTER 16
iiFUGHTER 16

Imagine our grand kids watching this video and laughing at how dumb we are because they discovered a better way to space travel…

Vor 7 Tage
Sahaj Chaudhari
Sahaj Chaudhari

I'm okay with this hook throwing me towards my destination (in theory) but what about space junk huh 🤨 so it won't work in practical at least now However when it comes to receiving (at least living) should for too risky even in theory as variables(like and including space debris or solor flare or technical malfunction or simply maintenance) needed to be calculated for dispatchment between the planet to the hook than receiving at the destination stop as they will be very difficult to calculate plus in greater quantity unless we already have a well-established base at the destination from the one where they will be receiving it. So it will only truly be economical and safe when we have actually reached a little further into type 2 civilization that is at least 500 years which is basically science fiction considering we have no experience with this. I may sound a condescending but i am a huge fan.🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Though I only started watching it lately. Again a huge fan.🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Bernd S
Bernd S

You might make more Money by selling that to Looney Tunes

Vor 7 Tage
moonturkey
moonturkey

"Nothing is stopping us in the longterm from making an interplanetary network" Erm, apart from the global ecological and social crises which are putting a very real, short term time limit on a civilisation capable of doing this.

Vor 7 Tage
Saima Rashid
Saima Rashid

NASA is like we have a job for you

Vor 7 Tage
Jordan Boies
Jordan Boies

I don’t understand a space elevator because of you connect it to another planet it’s just going to throw itself out of orbit and there would be no daylight cycle

Vor 7 Tage
Arief Rahmandriyan
Arief Rahmandriyan

I hope I'm alive when this happens. No need to experience it directly, but know that it has been successfully created.

Vor 7 Tage
DataDragon163
DataDragon163

Kurzgasagt : “this good change the whole world!” Government : “Who the fuck cares? Were too cool to use that thing called “Tether”

Vor 7 Tage
dooder39
dooder39

This channel always hypes me up for the future, but the further we get into "the future" the more it feels like a false advertisement.

Vor 7 Tage
Joe Redpath
Joe Redpath

What about a rail gun- like a huge ass electromagnet?

Vor 8 Tage
Klirtek
Klirtek

0:18 robocraft vibes

Vor 8 Tage
Käpt'n Blaubär
Käpt'n Blaubär

Lol, look at all the different languages in the subtitles

Vor 8 Tage
Bartman
Bartman

The only thing that's stopping humanity from doing this is politics.

Vor 8 Tage
Joshua Gamboa
Joshua Gamboa

Kurzgesagt: SPACE TREBUCHET SpaceX and NASA: hehe Rokkettt go boom...

Vor 8 Tage
Z Mark
Z Mark

wait, are you saying the spacecraft using the sky hook would basically be like doing an aerial refueling at mach 12? that sounds......feasible,

Vor 8 Tage
Paarth Saini
Paarth Saini

Let's *YEET* OURSELVES TO MARS

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Soul Plays
Soul Plays

Tether: YEET

Vor 8 Tage
shawn galea
shawn galea

Anyone who understands this respect, Kareem abdul-jabbar 33.

Vor 8 Tage
Ruairi Wilkinson
Ruairi Wilkinson

Why arnt we funding this ???!!?

Vor 8 Tage
Angelic Wolfman
Angelic Wolfman

Elon Musk: Write that down, WRITE THAT DOWN!

Vor 8 Tage
sleepy chicken
sleepy chicken

Elon musk needs to hear about this

Vor 8 Tage
Peter D'angelo
Peter D'angelo

Meanwhile isis fling themselves to mars civilization...... Crash lands Allah u akbar style

Vor 8 Tage
Vishruth Tiwari
Vishruth Tiwari

*wow*

Vor 8 Tage
Call 911pls
Call 911pls

Plan for space travel: 1: get to the moon. 2: build skyhook 3: use the moon to get to mars 4: build skyhook on mars 5: use sky hook on mars to get to mercury and Venus 6: make skyhooks on mercury and Venus 7: gather lots of Venus solar energy 8: use solar energy to build railgun on mercury and robots 9: make Dyson sphere on sun 10: profit

Vor 8 Tage
Auragon
Auragon

This technology seems like beautiful magic

Vor 8 Tage
TheCoolKid
TheCoolKid

This might be a brilliant idea but I think NASA or other space organizations won't use it any time soon. They seem to stay on the "old way".

Vor 8 Tage
Juliea Đặng
Juliea Đặng

lol what if u crash to Earth when u actually wanted to be flinged to Venus

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The dude That likes to draw
The dude That likes to draw

Where is NASA please write this down

Vor 9 Tage
James K.
James K.

I need a looping gif of 4:12, it's so satisfying.

Vor 9 Tage
Endarus
Endarus

Aliens: *write that down! Write that down!*

Vor 9 Tage
TenorCantusFirmus
TenorCantusFirmus

Kurzgesagt is the Isaac Arthur for people going in a hurry, and I love that.

Vor 9 Tage
PUMA
PUMA

When the space yeeter goes out of control. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" "DOCKING" "THATS IMPOSSIBLE!" "NO, ITS NECESARRY"

Vor 9 Tage
XIAO HAOWEN
XIAO HAOWEN

Where is the "problem is"

Vor 9 Tage
Auto Dem
Auto Dem

I love the unicycle analogy, potentially possible, might get rid of a few idiots on this planet.

Vor 9 Tage
설 하
설 하

*_LET'S GIVE SOME MOMENTUM TO THE MOON AND MAKE IT TO THE SKYHOOK OF EARTH. IT IS 380MEGAMETER SKYHOOK. AND WITH THIS, WE COULD REACH PROXIMA._*

Vor 9 Tage
Alex Alex
Alex Alex

Somone please make Elon watch this

Vor 9 Tage

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