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Could drones launch satellites into space by cracking one giant whip?


Could drones launch satellites into space by cracking one giant whip? Of all the ways we’ve found to sling stuff into space, a patented method that combines cutting-edge drone technology with good old-fashioned physics — the kind that even Indiana Jones would probably admire — may be the wildest one we’ve seen yet. As first reported by GeekWire, Amazon has patented a satellite-launching process that, while untested at full scale, aims to summon the power of wave motion to catapult a payload into orbit...    More



(Source: SYFY WIRE - Feb 17)

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