Dropping kites on tethers from space, how does that work?
I still dont get how it will work. If the idea is to suspend a kite down in the atmosphere by a tether from a satellite in orbit that will just pull the satellite down, or slowing it down making it burn up in the atmosphere. And keeping the satellite in orbit will require more power than the kite generates right?
Also how are you going to send the power back down to earth?
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