British Interplanetary Society Symposium on Space Elevators
ISEC is pleased to announce that our friends at the British Interplanetary Society are putting on a Symposium on Space Elevators.
Date: 7 November 2017
Start Time: 9.30 am
End Time: 5:30 pm
Full details can be found here: Space Elevator Symposium at BIS
From the BIS web site:
The space elevator has captured the imagination of scientists and writers for decades. The transition to low-cost, low-energy access to space via a smooth, gentle ride on an elevator has been compared to the transition from the horse-drawn carriage to the railways. The necessary strong, light-weight material remains elusive, but progress has been made in a number of areas, particularly understanding the minimum requirements and a better grasp of the dynamics. A good summary is found in JBIS, 69, no.6-7, June-July 2016.
Speakers are invited to submit presentation proposals for talks of up to 40 minutes duration on topics related to space elevators. The scope may include marketing, finance, management, history (past and future) and science fiction, as well as scientific and technological topics such as materials research, climbers, power transmission, simulation and space debris. Presentations will also be considered on associated technologies: these may include other techniques for establishing fixed infrastructure such as the orbital ring and versions of the launch loop.
John Knapman, PhD, FBIS
Director of Research, ISEC
Member, ISEC & BIS
Pete Swan, PhD, FBIS