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A team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan working to develop a "space elevator" will conduct a first trial, launching a miniature version on satellites to test the technology.
The test involves a miniature elevator stand-in — a box just six centimeters (2.4 inches) long, three centimeters wide, and three centimeters high.

If all goes well, it will provide proof of concept by moving along a 10-meter cable suspended in space between two mini satellites that will keep it taut.

The mini-elevator will travel along the cable from a container in one of the satellites.

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