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For some of the earliest files published on the GEnie Spaceport library, see my local partial set of GEnie Spaceport files with early info on them.

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Solid band KESTS

A continuous armature band type KESTS, instead of armature segments, would have some interesting properties. It would utilize tensile stress in the band instead of the kinetic energy losses with potential energy changes.

This would make early R&D versions easier