World’s first test of space elevator will be conduct by japan.

Japanese researchers from Shizuoka University will conduct world’s first experiment to test small prototype of space elevator in space by using two mini satellites. Japan’s space agency will launch the test equipment on board of H-2B rocket from southern island of Tanegashima.



Key Facts:

  • In this experiment, Shizuoka University Faculty of Engineering developed two ultra-small cubic satellites that will be used for demonstration of space elevator technology.
  • Each satellite measures 10 centimeters each side Roughly 10-meter-long steel cable will be employed to connect twin satellites.
  • The pair of satellites will be released from International Space Station (ISS) and container acting like elevator car will be moved on cable connecting satellites using motor.
  • The movement of motorized elevator box will be monitored with cameras in the satellites

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