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Space Engineers

Did You Know #9 (Space Elevator)?

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Spair Mar 25 @ 8:39pm 
Nysch Mar 24 @ 4:53pm 
Ashley Cinders - anywhere above the surface of the Moon is technically vacuum and therefore is TECHNICALLY space. A "Space Elevator"'s true Purpose is the ferrying of men and materials to orbit - however the Moon's Gravity is so weak in SE that you can actually get away with using Ion Engines; The whole point of HAVING a space elevator in Space Engineers is Moot because you can't exceed the limits of the atmosphere with block limits on. (ofc in single-player and co-op you can turn those off but that's not recommended - those limits are there for a reason)
Sandst4rm Mar 23 @ 10:09am 
theoretically one could also anchor separate pylons into voxels (asteroids or planet rocks) with an elevator dock at each to swap platforms, this would avoid the hard limit and the unsupported stations but would be an eyesore and also require multiple elevator platforms. (the things that traverse the elevator)
Sandst4rm Mar 23 @ 10:06am 
I built a space elevator and i gotta say it is "possible" to build a space elevator but ONLY on a 19km planet because of the hard grid size limit. (as in with block limits off) My 42.33km conveyor requires joints to avoid hitting the hard limit of 70000 blocks per grid and also requires unsupported stations to be enabled as the alternative would be a giant floppy pole. I feel like you should try to clear it up keen. :) still love the game :okemote:
Stryxus Mar 22 @ 9:47am 
@Lt.Starbound, Did you also know that they have improved performance by many times and other things you do on your PC also affect performance.
Lt.Starbound Mar 21 @ 9:03pm 
Did you know: Prior to the survival update, my build world ran at 0.7 simspeed but now runs at 0.5 simspeed?
Neonor Mar 21 @ 1:27pm 
Next project : connect planet and moon ;)
Neonor Mar 21 @ 1:24pm 
Yes, make a space elevator is fun, but you need a good computer and 13 or 14 hours for 40km, the limit for 0G
The Three Stripes Mar 21 @ 11:31am 
The Kingdom of Erusea wants permission to your GPS