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October 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

In This Issue:– President’s Corner: Mega-Project Paradigm Shift by Pete Swan– Conference Paper – ISEC 2019: Space Elevator Baseline System Overview by Dennis Wright– ISEC Position Paper #2019-1: Today’s Space Elevator (order the book!)– Call to action: Join ISEC in a year long study to address the Environmental Impact of a Space Elevator– Architecture Note…

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September 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

In this Issue: Why Participate on the Space Elevator Team? The upcoming International Astronautical Conference, Oct 21-25 Road Signs in Outer Space A Note From the Conference Chair Successful ISEC Conference Conference paper summary: Fast Transit to Mars Thank you for your continued support of the International Space Elevator Consortium!  Click here to read the…

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August 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, Eleven days! That’s all the time left to register for the Space Elevator Conference being held by ISEC this month! If you are thinking of coming and are wondering what we will be doing, scroll down to the conference schedule, later in this newsletter. This article: https://spacenews.com/op-ed-the-next-space-age/ was forwarded to…

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July 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, Last month, the National Space Society held their annual International Space Development conference in Washington, D. C. The Space Elevator Track at that convention was three hours and well-represented by ISEC! Pete Swan tells us more about his experiences, below. August 16th is a very important date…it’s my birthday! And besides…

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June 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, We have two new board members for the International Space Elevator Consortium! Welcome, Adrian Nixon and Dan Gleeson to the Board of Directors! The ISDC conference is next week! It will be held in Arlington, VA, near Washington, D. C. The ISEC Webinar is the week after that. Then, we…

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May 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, The upcoming International Space Development Conference, (ISDC) held by the National Space Society, will take place this June, the 6th through the 9th, in Washington, D. C. Many of our members will be guest speakers at this conference. They have a three-hour track assigned to them on June 8th. I…

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April 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, The team is always on the search for news and science articles that mention the Space Elevator and our Technical lead, Peter Robinson found this doozy: https://gizmodo.com/nasa-chief-says-trip-to-the-moon-will-get-us-to-mars-fa-1833754085 The part of the article that pertains to Space Elevators was when NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was asked by Bill Foster during a…

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March 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

In this edition: Our Fearless leader, Pete Swan, will tell us about upcoming conferences and the summer internship program. John Knapman will talk about more features to consider for a multi-stage elevator, he will tell more about the mini-workshops from last year Space Elevator Conference, and talk about graphene. What is graphene? So glad you…

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February 2019 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

In Memoriam – A Special Edition of the ISEC Newsletter Dedicated to Yuri Artsutanov [1929-2019]         February 2019 Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast: It is with heavy heart that I tell you that a revered pioneer of the Space Elevator movement has passed away. He died January first at the age of 89 years. His memorial service…

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August 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

August 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the August, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, The conference is only 16 days away! If you are asking, “What conference?” then you have not been reading the latest newsletters, so, just in case you are new to the team or just haven’t been…

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July 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

July 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the July, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, Let me give you the Who, What, Where, When and Why of the upcoming Space Elevator Conference. Who: You! Yes, you! We Want You What: To sign up for the Space Elevator Conference! Where: Right where you are, if you are…

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June 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

June 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the June, 2018 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast, Please allow me to introduce myself–my name is Sandee Schaeffer and I am the new Editor of the ISEC Newsletter. I would like to thank Mark Dodrill for his hard work in publishingthe newsletter and teaching…

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Keep the Space Elevator News Coming!

Hello fellow space elevator enthusiasts!  ISEC wants to continue delivering our exciting Space Elevator progress, monthly Newsletter and Conference information to your email box, but we need your help! Please go to the following link, fill in the information, and click the Subscribe button.  When you receive the confirmation email from ISEC, click on the…

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Web and Social Media for ISEC

In our modern world, the web and social media are the most common ways that people get their news and information about, well, everything!  ISEC wants to take fuller advantage of this trend to reach new audiences that we haven’t been able to before and spread the word about space elevators. If you are excited…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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December 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

December 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the December, 2017 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! Dear Friend, In this edition, you will find an update from our harbormaster on a preferred location for the Space Elevator’s Earth Port. Read on for a summary of the British Interplanetary Society Symposium held last month. We also have another…

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November 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

November 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Welcome to the November, 2017 edition of the ISEC Newsletter! In this edition, you will find a preview of the latest ISEC Architect Note from Fitzer, an update from the Space Elevator Simulator Study, and information about the space debris problem.  We also have another write-up from one of our summer Interns. There…

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October 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

October 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the October, 2017 edition of the ISEC Newsletter. In this edition, you will find information about two very influential organizations in the worldwide space community and how ISEC is working closely with them.  Those organizations are: the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and the International Academy…

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September 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

September 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the September, 2017 edition of the ISEC Newsletter. In this edition, you will find a summaries of the 2017 SEC Conference in Seattle from ISEC President Pete Swan, ISEC Architecture Chair Michael Fitzgerald, and ISEC Research Director Dr. John Knapman. There are also some exciting…

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2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference Day 2

Welcome to day 2!  Here is the agenda for today: Carbon Nanotube Industry Review, Dr. Bryan Laubscher, Odysseus Technologies Acoustic Powered Tether Climbers, Keith Loftstrom Law and the Structure of the Space Elevator, Professor Kai Stability of a Multi-Stage Space Elevator, Dr. John Knapman Earth Port Access City, the Case for Hawaii, Vern Hall The Road…

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2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference Day 1

The 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference has started! Here is the agenda for today: Space Elevator System Overview, Dr. Bryan Laubscher, Odysseus Technologies (Video Link) ISEC President’s Corner, Dr. Pete Swan, ISEC President Keynote Presentation, History and How It Leads to the Future, Dr. David Raitt (Video Link) Strategic Approach to the Space Elevator, Michael…

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eNewsletter Chief Editor Needed

eNewsletter Chief Editor Needed – Space Elevator As the ISEC is a 501 [c] 3 organization, it lives and breaths with its volunteer force.  Merriam-Webster defines a volunteer as: “A person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service[1]” We have a marvelous team working to support our vision and goals with…

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August 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

August 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter – Dear Friend, Welcome to the August 2017 Newsletter. Here you will find current technical content from our engineers and new opportunities to get involved. Most importantly this is a reminder to register for the annual Space Elevator Conference this August in Seattle! Dr. David Raitt, a long time SE researcher and…

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July 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

July 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the July 2017 Newsletter. Here you will find current technical content from our engineers and new opportunities to get involved. Most importantly this is a reminder to register for the annual Space Elevator Conference this August in Seattle! If you wish to submit a paper, the July 10th…

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June 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

June 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the June 2017 Newsletter. Here you will find current technical content from our engineers and new opportunities to get involved. In this edition, we share updates from both Micheal Fitzgerald our Space Elevator Architect and Vern Hall our Earthport Harbor Master. This month, Fitzer discussed strategic approaches…

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May 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

May 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter Dear Friend, Welcome to the May 2017 Newsletter. Here you will find current technical content from our engineers and new opportunities to get involved. In this edition we share an extensive interview with Space Elevator Enthusiast Micheal Schaeffer and the final piece of Micheal Fitzgerald’s three part analysis of…

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