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Shizuoka University's space elevator test concept gets go-ahead

HAMAMATSU, Japan -- Shizuoka University's idea has been selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a project aimed at releasing an artificial satellite from the International Space Station, all with the aim of testing space elevator technologies.

     A team led by Yoshiki Yamagiwa, a professor at the university's graduate school of engineering, proposed using for the experiment two, 10cm cube-shaped satellites tied with a synthetic fiber.

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