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Vertical tether

Tether foot altitude (km)
Tether top altitude (km)
Tether centre altitude (km). The part of the tether in circular orbit
Tether material
Use custom material instead
Tensile strength (Pa)
Density kg/m³
Safety factor

(optional, not used for much yet)

Central mass
Mass of docking shuttle

You can also adjust the tether by dragging the red markers below:

General information

If released from top:

Minimum release altitude:


Tether properties