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Massaging the numbers a bit
Sat Dec 2, 2017 11:14am

- (edit) After 10 years of operation, the first space elevator could lift 14,400 cable spools to GEO. Concurrently, the cable spools could be assembled in groups of eight, and each group moved into one of 1800 adjacent GEO positions. The ring would be complete: All GEO orbits occupied by a self-sufficient space elevator installation able to serve all locations worldwide.

- If each installation were to come online immediately every two days (each time a group of eight cable spools are lifted to orbit), then they could also be used to lift additional cable spools and reduce the time to complete the global space elevator ring from 10 years to just 6.5 years.

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