Space elevator
Space elevator in motion rotating with Earth. Viewed from above North Pole. A free-flying satellite (green dot) is shown in geostationary orbit slightly behind the cable.A space elevator is a propo...
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Inflatable ‘Space Elevator’ Invented By Scientists
Astronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift. It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rocket...
Building a space elevator starts with a Lunar elevator by 2020
Two years after Liftport raised over US$100,000 on Kickstarter, the team is sharing its progress towards creating an elevator from Earth to space, a journey that – interestingly enough – begins on the...
60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study
A new international report lays out the challenges to building Earth's next great mega-project -- and they're more surmountable than you think.
Space elevator - The Space Elevator
The Space Elevator will reduce the cost of getting from earth to space. It will also allow us to take very large payloads into space very easily, very safely...
Space elevator
Research groups around the world are working with existing technology to make this a reality in coming years. Check out these sites for information about ong...
The Space Elevator
The Space Elevator will reduce the cost of getting from earth to space. It will also allow us to take very large payloads into space very easily, very safely...
Space elevator construction
Three basic approaches for constructing a space elevator have been proposed: First, using in-space resources to manufacture the whole cable in space. Second, launching and deploying a first seed cable...
Space elevator safety
There are risks associated with never-done-before technologies like the construction and operation of a space elevator. A space elevator would present a navigational hazard, both to aircraft and spac...
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Space elevator economics
Space elevator economics compares the cost of sending a payload into Earth orbit via a space elevator with the cost of doing so with alternatives, like rockets.
The costs of using a well-tested sy...
Elevator:2010
Elevator:2010 was an inducement prize contest with the purpose of developing space elevator and space elevator-related technologies. Elevator:2010 organized annual competitions for climbers, ribbons a...
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Lunar space elevator
A lunar space elevator is a proposed transportation system for moving a mechanical climbing vehicle up and down a ribbon-shaped, tethered cable, in between the surface of the Moon "at the bottom," and...
Inflatable ‘Space Elevator’ Invented By Scientists
Astronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift. It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rocket...
LaserMotive
LaserMotive is a U.S. engineering firm developing technologies for efficiently transmitting power via lasers, a form of wireless energy transfer commonly called "laser power beaming".
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Orbital ring
An orbital ring is a concept for a space elevator that consists of a ring in low Earth orbit that rotates at above orbital speed, that has fixed tethers hanging down to the ground.The structure is int...
Space Elevator Competitions
A space elevator is a theoretical system using a super-strong ribbon going from the surface of the Earth to a point beyond Geosynchronous orbit. The center of gravity of the ribbon would be exactly in...
Skyhook (structure)
A skyhook is a proposed momentum exchange tether that aims to reduce the cost of placing payloads into space.An engineer speculated in 1994 that the skyhook could be cost competitive with what is real...
Electrodynamic tether
Electrodynamic tethers (EDTs) are long conducting wires, such as one deployed from a tether satellite, which can operate on electromagnetic principles as generators, by converting their kinetic energy...
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International Space Elevator Consortium
The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is an organization that promotes the development, construction, and operation of a space elevator as "a revolutionary and efficient way to space for ...
Space fountain
A space fountain is a proposed form of structure extending into space that, like a space elevator, can extend to geostationary orbit, but does not rely on tensile strength for support. In contrast to ...
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Space elevators in fiction
This is a list of occurrences of space elevators in fiction. Some depictions were made before the space elevator concept became fully established.
Space tether
Space tethers are long cables which can be used for propulsion, momentum exchange, stabilization and altitude control, or maintaining the relative positions of the components of a large dispersed sate...
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KC Space Pirates
The KC Space Pirates is a team that competed in the 2006, 2007, and 2009 Space Elevator Games beamed energy climber competition and is planning to enter in the Elevator:2010 climber competition. The ...
KC Space Pirates - Wikipedia
Gravity-gradient stabilization
Gravity-gradient stabilization (a.k.a. "tidal stabilization") is a method of stabilizing artificial satellites or space tethers in a fixed orientation using only the orbited body's mass distribution a...
Momentum exchange tether
Momentum exchange tethers could create a controlled force on the end-masses of the system due to centrifugal acceleration. While the tether system rotates, the objects on either end of the tether wil...
Momentum exchange tether - Wikipedia
LiftPort Group
LiftPort Group is a privately held Washington State corporation. It was founded in April, 2003 by Michael J. Laine. The company is focused on the construction of a space elevator using carbon nanotube...
Space tether missions
A number of space tethers have been deployed in space missions. Tether satellites can be used for various purposes including research into tether propulsion, tidal stabilisation and orbital plasma dyn...
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The Mirrored Heavens
The Mirrored Heavens is a science fiction novel by David J. Williams. This is the author's debut novel, and the first volume in his Autumn Rain trilogy, which continues with The Burning Skies and The ...
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Atomic oxygen
There are several known allotropes of oxygen. The most familiar is molecular oxygen (O2), present at significant levels in Earth's atmosphere and also known as dioxygen or triplet oxygen. Another is...
Tethered Formation Flying
Tethered formation flying is one of applications for space tethers. This sub-set represents an entire area of research using a non-conductive tether to connect multiple spacecraft.Spacecraft formation...
Tethered Formation Flying - Wikipedia