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The Hoytether is a trademarked name from the "Tethers Unlimited Incorporated"  for a novel topology for a space elevator cable, consisting of a lattice of strands, arranged in a circular cross-section, and having redundancy to handle potential damage from space debris or micro meteroids.
In actual fact, a look at a "hoytether" suggests similarities with the geodesic designs of (Sir) Barnes Wallis, the WWII aircraft designer, best known as the architect of the Dam-busters raid, but also the designer of the remarkable Vickers Wellington. A glance at the Vickers Wellington's fuselage will show that the idea of a lattice braced tube for redundant safety is not new.
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