Results tagged “Space Elevator”

Recently released is a new book titled "Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward". The book is the result of a study conducted under the auspices of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) with 41 contributors. The major conclusion from the four-year study was that the concept of space elevators seems feasible.

TEDx Talk: An Elevator to Space

Is a Space Elevator pure fantasy or just a technological leap from reality? Markus Landgraf, a mission analyst at the European Space Agency (ESA), explains how to get to space via elevator.

Quine_Space_Elevator.gifThe August issue of Acta Astronautica is now available and includes a paper by Brendan Quine, professor of space physics and engineering in York's Faculty of Science & Engineering, and his team. The paper is titled: A free-standing space elevator structure: A practical alternative to the space tether. It's also available as a download (PDF) from Elsevier Science Direct for $31.50 US.

I have not had the chance to read the paper yet but I will later this week but the premise is interesting. Instead of manufacturing a complete Space Elevator that stretches 100,000 km, the paper discusses a 20 km elevator that is constructed at a 5 km altitude.

NEW-GEN_Spotlight.jpgNEW-GEN™ a new cross-platform brand with a comic book distribution deal with Marvel has published it's first spotlight interview with Dr. Brad Edwards. This comes right after the Space Elevator Conference in Redmond, WA .

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