- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:22
ISEC is very proud to announce the 2013 Strong Tether Challenge. This competition is intended to foster research and development targeted towards developing a material with a sufficient specific strength to build an earth-based Space Elevator.
From 2007 through 2011, NASA sponsored such a competition as part of their Centennial Challenges program, but their 5-year window for this competition expired. In 2012, no such competition was held but for 2013 and for the future, ISEC will host and sponsor this competition.
As in previous years, this competition will be held in conjunction with the Space Elevator Conference. The 2013 Conference is tentatively scheduled for August of 2013.
ISEC is offering an initial prize purse of $10,000 and is looking for sponsors to increase this amount.
Rules for the 2013 competition can be found here.
If you are interested in competing or being a sponsor, please email us at strongtetherchallenge [at] isec.org.
Additional details will be posted when available.