Recently I've noticed the growing need for power-lines, steel cables with winches and parachutes. I'd like to share my ideas and applications for these ideas. 1.) If you're building something in a difficult place, like a satellite, up-link, antenna tower on top of a dangerous mountain then it's hard to get power to that tower unless you build a battery and solar panel onto the tower. The upside to this is that you don't have to waste steel plates building a long line of blocks leading up to your tower in order to power it. The down side is that you cannot automate battery recharge and discharge based on the time of day. I've tried using timer blocks and sensors to detect or predict the time of day so that my batteries will charge during the day and discharge during the night but sensors do not have the option to aid in this and timer blocks are really cumbersome to do this with as you need MANY of them. (I have 8 hour day cycles in survival). 2.) Using power-lines also eliminates waste because of batteries being used on lower priority projects that might get taken apart later. I personally think battery cells turning into scrap after being taken apart is a HUGE waste and I grumble every time I have to use a battery. I'd rather not have to or, use an alternative that isn't uranium or, change this back to battery cells not turning into scrap in the first place. The latter is preferable. 3.) Power-lines, in Space Engineers, could be like the ropes in Medieval Engineers. The ropes in ME are malleable and can be stretched and pulled in any direction. If you're building a power system leading up a steep mountain you can hook up multiple power-lines from tower to tower with no worry of terrain or constraining yourself to a restrictive grid system that only allows vertical or horizontal block placing. This would allow for long angles to be used more effectively. Steel cables are not so dissimilar. While steel cables used for moving cargo, grappling hooks, towing vehicles and other things can not power buildings they are one of the fundamental things that we as humans use and need when we create major mining industries. There are many other examples but for the sake of being concise I'll stop here. 4.) Finally, Parachutes are used extensively by aerospace corporations when it comes to recovering space-flight vehicles after they've re-entered our atmosphere. I would greatly appreciate it if we could use re-usable parachutes when it comes to landing our hydrogen based space vehicles because they use up a LOT of water and it's much more convenient to simply have them ride those parachutes to the ground, to a soft landing. This would be a huge boon. this also applies to our space engineers. Imagine if they had run out of fuel for their rocket-pack and then they were falling toward the ground. Wouldn't it be a great thing if they could just deploy a safety chute and make it safely to the ground? I have other ideas for our space engineers and developers to consider like glider suits that could be used in conjunction with our rocket-packs for long distance flying in atmosphere but those are minor and these are my major concerns that I would like to see addressed. Care to share your ideas and feedback? Post them bellow and let me know what you think.