2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference Update
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ISEC Conference 2017 Registration Open

Great news, you can now register for the 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, August 25-27, 2017 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA, USA. Taking off from the ISEC Research Team's current focus the theme of this year's conference is Space Elevator Simulations. How can we effectively model the complexities of both the Space Elevator's physics and infrastructure to bring this idea into reality? Some simulations have already been created, but they are just starting points for the extensive and ongoing simulation efforts needed to prove the safety and practicality of the Space Elevator. Join us for a weekend at the Seattle Museum of Flight to here from leading researchers and work though these ideas with fellow scientists, engineers and general SE enthusiasts. If you are interested in presenting research please see the note below. 

Click here to jump right to the registration page and register now! Register by July 9th for "early-bird" rates. Student discounts may be applied as well.

Events at the conference include:
  • 3 day Technical Program
  • Presentations and Q&A
  • Working sessions
  • Discussions of the 2016-2017 Research Topic
  • Elevator Speech Contest
  • Youth Robotic Climber Competition
We look forward to seeing you there! For further details on the Technical Program, lodging, etc. please head to http://isec.org/sec/

See you soon! 
ISEC Leadership Team

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ISEC Study Reports

Direct links to all ISEC generated Study Reports can be found below.

More detailed page is: ISEC Space Elevator Reports for Download

Space Elevator Status as of Summer 2016

2016 - Design Considerations for the Space Elevator: GEO Node, Apex Anchor and a Communications Architecture

This report will be available from the ISEC web site, ISEC store, or directly from the publisher, Lulu.com [after publication in March 2017].

2015 ISEC Space Elevator Earth Port

2014 ISEC Space Elevator Architecture and Roadmap

2013 ISEC Design Considerations for Space Elevator Tether Climbers

2012 ISEC Space Elevator Concept of Operations

2010 ISEC Space Debris Final Report

Space Elevator - A History

CLIMB - The Space Elevator Journal

Download .pdf copies of the CLIMB, the Space Elevator Journal:









Via Ad Astra Magazine

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2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, Seattle, WA, August 25-27, 2017 at the Museum of Flight

Space Elevator Research

There is a lot of activity in Space Elevator Research:

Space Elevator Publications List

Space Elevator Research Workshop

ISEC Research Committee

Updated Space Elevator Publications on NSS.org!

 Studies: Chair – Dennis Wright 

 2010    Space Debris: Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Cathy Swan

 2011    Search for 30 MYuri:  Bryan Laubscher

 2012    Ops Concept: Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Cathy Swan

 2013    Tether Climbers:  Peter Swan, Skip Penny, Peter Glaskowsky, John Knapman, Cathy Swan

 2014    Architectures:  Fitzer Fitzgerald, Skip Penny, Cathy Swan, Peter Swan

 2015    Earth Port:     Vern Hall, Skip Penny, Sandee Schaeffer, Peter Glaskowsky

 2016    GEO/AA/Comm’s:     Paul Phister, Fitzer Fitzgerald, Vern Hall, Skip Penny, Peter Swan, Peter Glaskowsky, Ron Cole, David Ackerman, Chris Malek

 2017    Design Considerations for Space Elevator Simulation


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