Monthly Archives: December 2005

Robotic Space Spiders To Crawl Sub-Orbital Web

This article from discusses a new technology to be tried on an upcoming joint Japanese-European satellite launch.  This new technology, robotic “space spiders”, would be used to “crawl” along a web deployed in sub-orbital space in order to prove that the concept could work.  Possible future applications for these space spiders could include working on a space elevator.