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Traveller™Geosynchronous Orbital Lift
Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
A tether of super-strong material linking a position on the surface of a planet with a point in geosynchronous orbit above that position in space.
Allowing a 'lift' or 'elevator' to be run from ground level to orbit.
The invention/discovery of thruster plate technology for orbital shuttles makes this means of orbital transport uneconomical. So few worlds built such an engineering feat before discovering thruster plates.
Ref: White Dwarf.