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    Design Considerations for a Software Space Elevator Simulator

    The 2017 ISEC Study Report is now available: Design Considerations for a Software Space Elevator Simulator Here is an snippet from the Executive Summary: As with all large, modern engineering projects, detailed computer simulations of the space elevator will be essential during its design, construction and operational phases. Within the context of these phases, this…

  • Riding The Multi-Stage Elevator

    Riding the Multi-stage Space Elevator First you need to get to Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean, probably via Hawaii. As you approach, you will see a cluster of tubes rising from the terminus platform. The platform is floating and is stabilized in the same way as an oil exploration platform. When preparations are complete,…

  • ISEC SE Architecture Note 17

    Architecture Note #17 Published April 2018 First, we had an idea; then we built the Roadmaps; and then we laid out the Strategic Approach.  Recently we assessed the technology readiness of the Transportation System.  Now we need Funding, so the Approach can become the Plan. Michael A. Fitzgerald   Personal Prolog This is an Architecture…

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    April 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

    April 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the April, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, In this edition, there is another Architecture Note about how we can move from a strategic approach to an actual plan, an announcement about our Summer Internship program, and a preview of our dual themes for…

  • 2018 Summer Internship Program

    Deadline –  15 May 2018 International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) Announces a Summer Internship Program ISEC will have an internship program this summer to stimulate research inside the space community with the purpose of improving the Body of Knowledge on space elevators.  The expectation is that the intern would work from home, putting in approximately…

  • Space Elevator Architecture Note #16

    Architecture Note #16 Published March 2018 The Preliminary Technology and Engineering Readiness Assessment of the Space Elevator Transportation System   Michael A. Fitzgerald February 2018 Personal Prolog This is an Architecture Note.  It is the opinion of ISEC’s Chief Architect.  It represents an effort to document ISEC’s ongoing science and engineering discussions, and is one…

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    March 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

    March 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the March, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, In this edition, there is another Architecture Note about the technology readiness levels of the space elevator system.  We also have the complete schedule for the Space Elevator portion of the NSS ISDC Conference in May…

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    February 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

    February 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the February, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, In this edition, there is another Architecture Note and exciting news about this year’s Research focus, as well as an introduction to the Omaha Trail we learned about at the Aug 2017 conference. We also have…

  • Space Elevator Architecture Note #15

    Space Elevator Architecture Note #15 The Galactic Harbour’s Full Operational Capacity Michael A. Fitzgerald Personal Prolog This is an Architecture Note.  It is the opinion of ISEC’s Chief Architect.  It represents an effort to document ISEC’s ongoing science and engineering discussions, and is one of many to be published over time.  Most importantly, it is a…

  • Omaha Trail Overview

    The Omaha Trail A system for high-efficiency transport between Earth and Mars Collaboration between the Lake Matthew Team (LMT) and ISEC director M. Lades Introduction Mars is popular as a new frontier destination for humanity, thanks to SpaceX initiatives and other private enterprises. Governments are finally starting to move on plans that were delayed when…

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    January 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

    January 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the January, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, In this edition, the ISEC Board is reflecting back on 2017 with our accomplishments, and looking forward to what we want to do in 2018. We also have a story about students who are getting excited about the…

  • Space Elevator Architecture Note #14

    Space Elevator Architecture Note #14 The Functional Delineation of the Galactic Harbour Michael A. Fitzgerald Published December 2017 Personal Prolog This is an Architecture Note.  It is the opinion of ISEC’s Chief Architect.  It represents an effort to document ISEC’s ongoing science and engineering discussions, and is one of many to be published over time.  Most…

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