So far, so good…

In this year’s Space Elevator Games, a round, steel cable is replacing the belt/tether ‘racetrack’ which proved so problematic last year. 

In the latest post on the LaserMotive blog, we see a video of the LaserMotive drive system zipping through a bunch of cable like that in this year’s competition.  The ‘interesting bits’ are blocked out, so we can’t see the mechanism that is actually traversing the cable, but it’s an impressive bit of footage nonetheless…

The YouTube video is below; check out the LaserMotive Blog post for the full story.