This video shows an Orion spacecraft on a suborbital flight path docking with the lower end of a non-rotating Skyhook. The Orion spacecraft is then lifted the rest of the way to orbit by the Skyhook. From there, the Orion spacecraft is transferred to the upper end of the Skyhook where it is released to a higher orbit. The final boost to orbital velocity and the boost to higher orbit occurs without using any of Orion's onboard propellant. The power for this comes from the ion propulsion system on the Skyhook.
The Skyhook is part of a space transportation system that is designed to make spaceflight affordable to everyone. It is a transportation system that will make space tourism, orbital hotels, orbital factories, outpost space stations, asteroid mining, and the manned exploration of Mars, affordable to everyone on a commercial basis. It is a transportation system that can be affordably built with existing technology. It is a transportation system that will give us the solar system and someday the stars.