The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC)
  • ISEC Space Elevator Architecture

    Final ISEC Space Elevator Architecture Image by Frank Chase.

  • Skip Penny at 2014 Space Elevator Conference

    Robert "Skip" Penny, giving a status update of the Space Elevator Concept of Operations Report at the 2014 Space Elevator Conference

  • Pete Swan and Alan Boyle at 2014 Space Elevator Conference

    ISEC President Dr. Peter Swan (L) talks to NBC columnist Alan Boyle about the future of the Space Elevator during the 2014 Space Elevator Conference

  • Shuichi Ohno at 2014 Space Elevator Conference

    Shuichi Ohno, president of the Japan Space Elevator Association, with a Climber they designed for the joint NASA-JAXA exhibition in Japan.  He brought this to display at the 2014 Space Elevator Conference.

  • Leonard David at 2014 Space Elevator Conference

    Science Author Leonard David delivering the Keynote Address at the 2014 Space Elevator Conference

  • ISEC Climber and Box

    ISEC Climber and Box Image by Frank Chase.

  • Speech Contest Winners at 2014 Space Elevator Conference

    Elevator Speech contest winners Lana and Campbell Gorlinski standing in front of some of the attendees of the 2014 Space Elevator Conference


Person holding a megaphoneThe June, 2016 issue of the ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter is now available: June 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Please note that registration is still open for the 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Conference in August in Seattle, WA!

Also see the May 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter.

Vision

 

A world with inexpensive, safe, routine, and efficient access to space for the benefit of all mankind.

 

Mission

 

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) promotes the development, construction and operation of a Space Elevator (SE) Infrastructure as a revolutionary and efficient way to space for all humanity. ISEC is made up of individuals and organizations from all around the world who share a vision of mankind in space.

ISEC Goals

 

Provide technical leadership that promotes the development, construction, and operation of a space elevator infrastructure.

 

Become the “go to” organization for all things space elevator.

 

Energize and stimulate the space community to support a space elevator to commercialize space without depending on rockets.

 

Support educational gatherings, meetings, workshops, classes, and other similar events to carry out this mission.

 

 

ISEC Strategic Plan 2015-16

 

Strategic

 

  • Organize and conduct the annual Space Elevator Conferences. The 2015 conference will include a poster [maintain donation levels, keep relationship with Seattle Museum of Flight and its tie to “children’s day,” keep exciting speakers coming, more papers need, continue at least two workshops per year, documentation is desired]
  • Produce the ISEC Journal, CLIMB, annually
  • Produce Via Ad Astra magazine annually
  • Sponsor and organize the Artsutanov and Pearson prize competitions
  • Produce the Annual ISEC Study report (2014 is Architectures and Roadmap, 2015 is Marine Node, 2016 tbd)
  • Increase our Professional & Student membership and go ‘outside the circle’ and recruit additional Corporate sponsorship
  • Strengthen Organization -- Need a way to judge progress
  • Maintain a Social Media presence
  • Enhance History Committee activities
  • Enhance Research Committee activities

 

 

Site Search

ISEC Study Reports

Direct links to all ISEC generated Study Reports can be found below.

More detailed page is: ISEC Space Elevator Reports for Download

Space Elevator Status as of Summer 2016

2016 - Design Considerations for the Space Elevator: GEO Node, Apex Anchor and a Communications Architecture

This report will be available from the ISEC web site, ISEC store, or directly from the publisher, Lulu.com [after publication in March 2017].

2015 ISEC Space Elevator Earth Port

2014 ISEC Space Elevator Architecture and Roadmap

2013 ISEC Design Considerations for Space Elevator Tether Climbers

2012 ISEC Space Elevator Concept of Operations

2010 ISEC Space Debris Final Report

Space Elevator - A History

CLIMB - The Space Elevator Journal

Download .pdf copies of the CLIMB, the Space Elevator Journal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Ad Astra Magazine

Download .pdf copies of the Via Ad Astra magazine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar

No upcoming events at this time.

Space Elevator Research

There is a lot of activity in Space Elevator Research:

Space Elevator Publications List

Space Elevator Research Workshop

ISEC Research Committee

Updated Space Elevator Publications on NSS.org!

 Studies: Chair – Dennis Wright 

 2010    Space Debris: Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Cathy Swan

 2011    Search for 30 MYuri:  Bryan Laubscher

 2012    Ops Concept: Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Cathy Swan

 2013    Tether Climbers:  Peter Swan, Skip Penny, Peter Glaskowsky, John Knapman, Cathy Swan

 2014    Architectures:  Fitzer Fitzgerald, Skip Penny, Cathy Swan, Peter Swan

 2015    Earth Port:     Vern Hall, Skip Penny, Sandee Schaeffer, Peter Glaskowsky

 2016    GEO/AA/Comm’s:     Paul Phister, Fitzer Fitzgerald, Vern Hall, Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Peter Glaskowsky, Ron Cole, David Ackerman, Chris Malek

 2017    Design Considerations for Space Elevator Simulation

 

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