Japanese Cubesats are one small step for space elevators

As vast as space is, ironically the hardest part of the journey is the first 100 km (62 mi) or so, as we break free of the grasp of the Earth. For over a century people have floated the idea of a space elevator – which is exactly what it sounds like – but the logistics of that just aren’t possible yet. Now Japan has launched a pair of satellites to test out some technologies that might help make a space elevator a reality in future…
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