The Slingatron: Building a Railroad to Space

A project in Chantilly, VA by HyperV Technologies Corp.

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A railroad to space using a mechanical hypervelocity launcher to enable large-scale space utilization.
Backers: 646
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $30,162 of $250,000
Dates: Jul 23rd -> Aug 22nd (30 days)
Project By: HyperV Technologies Corp.
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Common Misconceptions About the Slingatron - #3

August 8th - via:
The 3rd misconception: "Even if you can make your Slingatron accelerate these payload vehicles to high velocities, it's really pointless, because the payload vehicle is just going to continue to tumble at the track gyration frequency due to the... (Read More)

Common Misconceptions About the Slingatron - #2

August 7th - via:
The second misconception:"Isn't the payload vehicle just going to hit a "wall" of air after exiting the Singatron track and instantly be slowed down to almost nothing?" Repsonse: This is another common misconception about the Slingatron, which is... (Read More)

Common Misconceptions About the Slingatron - #1

August 6th - via:
The first misconception:"The acceleration you guys are proposing is so high that nothing could possibly survive it. You guys are going to be lucky to even get steel bars to survive, much less a satellite with any functionality." Response:This seems... (Read More)

KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: The Slingatron Space 'Train'

August 5th - via:
In recent years, space exploration has transitioned from government venture to the domain of private companies seeking a profit. Though it’s positive that this transformation has made space accessible to normal citizens, rather than solely astronauts, it’s still an adventure only in reach for the very wealthy. (Read More)

Comments Section

July 31st - via:
Hi Folks,When you get a chance check out the interesting technical exchange taking place in the "Comments" section of the Slingatron Kickstarter project:... (Read More)

Thanks to everyone for a great start !!

July 26th - via:
Hi Folks, Thank you very much for backing our Slingatron space launcher project!  Your support is helping launch an extremely important technology development effort which has the potential to transform access to space. Since the beginning of the... (Read More)

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