The December, 2016 issue of the ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter is now available: December 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter
Happy New Year and welcome to the December 2016 Newsletter! Here you will find current technical content from our engineers and new opportunities to get involved. Heading into 2017, we are excited to announce ISEC appearances and presentations at upcoming international space conferences and events. As always, thank you for reading!
John Knapman and Peter Robinson of the ISEC Research Team will be presenting at the British Interplanetary Society's Future Histories symposium on January 25th.
Space Elevators will be a topic at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference
in May. Dr. Peter Swan will be presenting generally on the Space Elevator concept and recent ISEC developments.
The call for papers for the 2017 International Astronautical Congress is still open and ISEC leadership will be guiding the Space Elevator focused sessions of the conference in October.
If you missed the news last month, our pilot internship program last Summer was a success and we are now offering opportunities for Summer 2017. More specifically, we are offering two paid positions this summer for college Freshman or Sophomores in an Aerospace field. Please stay tuned to ISEC.org as applications will be coming online shortly!
On the systems engineering side of SE design, Vern Hall presents an overview of location considerations for the Earth Port and our Architecture Chair, Micheal Fitzgerald, continues his series on SE Architecture with thoughts on the establishment of an SE "Baseline". The December Newsletter is rounded out with a piece by Dr. Swan focusing on how the SE fits with National Space Policy. Don't miss it!
As always, you will find notices of several open volunteer positions (a great way to help this project, even if you're not a scientist or engineer) and a reminder that all ISEC reports, Yearly Reports, CLIMB Journals and the Via Ad Astra Magazine, are now available FOR FREE in electronic (pdf) format at ISEC.org. There is plenty of work to be done!
If you want to help us make a space elevator happen, JOIN ISEC and get involved! A space elevator would truly revolutionize life on earth and open up the solar system and beyond to all of us.
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ISEC Publicity DirectorAlso see the November 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter!