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Two-Way Transport on a Pumping Line

Masses can be conveyed on trolleys in both directions on a tensed pumping line.
To make progress, a line-grabbing cam-cleat can hold-and-release a pumping line
by phase. Its a very similar principle to technical climbing ascenders driven in
a mirrored frame-of-reference.

Such line-trolleys can do relay-transport across the sky with just one line.

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  • Terms and aspects:   
    • tensed pumping line
    • line-grabbing cam-cleat
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