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May 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

May 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the May, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, In this edition, Fitz’s Architecture Note is about how we need to begin an outreach program to show others how Space Elevators fit into the future, Dr. Swan introduces us to another intern from last year’s…

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…