Have several separate tethers; then guide or gang those
tethers into a close trunk arrangement. A loss of one tether in the
trunk set of tethers leaves the other tethers available for tasks.
gangline, gang line, "The
gangline is the series of ropes, clips, cables, and so on, that attach
your team of ________"
[ ] "The
two aerostats are connected to the ground via tethers through which
power and data is transmitted. The tethers enables the aerostats to
operate at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet and contain power lines,
fiber-optic data lines and Kevlar-strengthened strands surrounded by
an insulated protective sleeve."