- Published on Saturday, 01 August 2015 18:43
The July ISEC eNewsletter has been released. It contains a reminder about the upcoming ISEC Space Elevator conference registration (which closes August 16th), the monthly Letters From The President and The Research Corner, information about a new interactive Boeing exhibit that prominently features a space elevator and much more..
- Published on Saturday, 04 July 2015 17:41
The 'Early Bird' rates for the 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference end on Sunday, July 5th at 12midnight, US Pacific Time. After that, you can still register for the conference but the rates will increase to their full price.
It's going to be a great conference; a keynote speech on the state of the art of advanced materials, workshops, presentations, a Family Science Fest day and more.
A synopsis of the Keynote speech:
Advanced Materials are critical for the development of the Space Elevator. Most prominently, the elevator cable will require a material with a much greater tensile strength than current materials. Carbon nanotubes are an exciting material for this purpose, showing high tensile strength at the nanoscale. Despite this promise, they have not yet achieved the needed strength. Nonetheless, meaningful progress has been made.
In this presentation, we will consider the recent progress in high strength materials; focusing on carbon nanotubes, but also considering other materials. We will also consider the progress in other properties of these materials, such as conductivity. While these properties are not directly related to the development of the Space Elevator Tether, they are likely to be important in the design and development of other elevator technologies. Further, demand for these properties in other sectors will drive broader material development, making them important in enabling technologies.
There are two themes for the conference this year; Carbon Nanotube Tensile Strength Progress and Marine Node Design Characteristics.
Click here to access the Conference website, including the Registration Page.
If you are interested in this most-magnificent Engineering project, this is a conference you'll surely want to attend - see you there!
- Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 18:36
The May, 2015 ISEC eNewsletter is now available here and, once again, it's jam-packed with news!
Among the articles is a reminder to register for the 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference (Early Bird rates still available!), updates from the ISEC History Committee and the ISEC Research Committee and an announcement about a 2-week bootcamp in Hungary with a space-elevator theme.
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