Borneo Space Tether

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The tether over Borneo.

The Borneo Space Tether is a space elevator located on the island of Borneo, Earth. It is the only known space elevator in Southeast Asia and one of six elevators on Earth.

Overview[edit]

It is used for lifting heavy ordnance from the surrounding port facilities into an orbital station at the top of the elevator structure, a transport method much cheaper and more efficient than booster rockets filled with expensive fuel.[1] As a space elevator would preferably have to be constructed near the equator,[2] Borneo is an ideal location for such a structure as the island is located near the equator.[3] Borneo is also home to a UNSC military base located in conjunction with the tether.[4]

History[edit]

Sometime between Operation: FIRST STRIKE and the Battle of Earth, the frigate UNSC Gettysburg docked with the station's terminus to deploy SPARTAN-IIs Linda-058 and Fred-104.[5] Along with most of Earth's space elevators, the Borneo Space Tether ultimately survived the Battle of Earth.[6]

On September 26, 2557, Beta-5 Division operative Sapphire Three interviewed John-117 aboard the tether's terminus in regards to his interactions with Cortana before and after the Raid on High Charity in late 2552.[7]

Trivia[edit]

Like the Aranuka Space Tether, it is named after an island, as opposed to a city. However, as Earth's six tethers are located in cities, it is unknown which city in Borneo hosts the elevator.[8]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Game Informer: December 2008, page 8
  2. ^ Wikipedia - Space elevator
  3. ^ Wikipedia - Borneo
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint: Mason Hundley
  5. ^ Halo 2: Anniversary
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint, Space Elevator article
  7. ^ Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #9
  8. ^ Bungie.net, Halo 3: ODST Field Guide