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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…

SE History Interview – Graham Templeton

Summary of Mark Dodrill (ISEC History Committee) Interview with Graham Templeton (Technical Writer and Author, Vancouver, BC) (by Mike Hall) Graham has covered many space conferences that have aroused his interest in Space Elevators. He has also had a story published featuring a Space Elevator. When attending these conferences the issue of launch costs raises awareness…