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2015 Space Elevator Conference Technical Program  

Details are still being determined as papers come in for the conference.  Here are the presentations we have so far, to be scheduled in the agenda below.

  • Keynote presentation on the current state of carbon nanotube research - Haase, Mark
  • The Space Elevator/Launch Loop/Space Fountain in Science-Fiction - Williscroft, Robert
  • The TREKANG Experimental Effort - Laubscher, Bryan
  • Applications of the Nanotube Detangler Technology - Laubscher, Bryan
  • SpaceUP - Creating a USA based Startup Business Accelerator for the Space Industry - Sharp, Nigel
  • Obayashi Corporation’s Space Elevator Concept and its Latest Update - Ishikawa, Yoji
  • Research on Dynamic Behavior and Friction Mechanism of Driving Roller for Tether Type Climber in Space Elevator - Inoue, Fumihiro
  • Draft of Space Elevator Mission Definition Document and Space Elevator System Requirements Document - Takahashi, Sakurako
  • JSEA SPIDER lightweight climber challenge - Ohno, Shuichi
  • A Stable Orbital Lift System Based on Reletively Attainable Technological Advancements - Swan, Philip
  • Power Transmission via the Tether: A Research Proposal - Knapman, John
  • Technical and Economic Design Results of An Endogenously-Powered Space Elevator - Representatives TBD from the Exosphere Copernicus Series
  • ISEC President's Report - Swan, Pete
  • Space Elevator History Report - History Committee / Dodrill, Mark / Swan, Pete
  • Results of the ISEC Architectures and Roadmap Study - Fitzgerald, Fitzer
  • Marine Node Workshop - Penny, Skip / Hall, Vern
    • Presentation(s) TBD
    • Group brainstorming session
  • Tether Dynamics Research Workshop - Robinson, Peter and Wright, Dennis
    • Tension, Torsion, Bending and Shear; Should the Space Elevator Fear? - Wright, Dennis
    • Report on Preliminary Space Elevator Dynamic Model Benchmarking [2015] - Robinson, Peter
    • Group brainstorming session
  • Elevator Speech Competition

Day 1 - Friday, August 21, 2015

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline Room
9:00am Conference Opening and Welcome - David Horn
9:15am Space Elevator System Overview - Dr. Bryan Laubscher
9:45am ISEC Officers Report - Dr. Pete Swan
10:00am Keynote Presentation - Mark Haase
10:45am 15-minute break
11:00am Presentations TBD 
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Presentations TBD 
3:00pm 15-minute break
3:15pm Presentations TBD 
5:15pm Evening Mixer (Red Barn room at the Museum of Flight)
6:45pm End of Day 1 

Day 2 - Saturday, August 22, 2015

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline Room
9:00am Presentations TBD 
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am Presentations TBD 
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini-Workshop:  Marine Node Design 
3:30pm Family Science Fest/Youth Robotics Competition Finals/Explore Museum of Flight/Mingle and Collaborate
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Pre-Dinner Happy Hour in the Skyline Room
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner Banquet in the Skyline Room at the Museum of Flight (dinner banquet included with paid 3-day registration, additional banquet tickets available)
7:00pm End of Day 2 

Day 3 - Sunday, August 23, 2015

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline
9:00am Presentations TBD 
10:00am 15-minute break
10:15am Presentations TBD 
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Presentations TBD 
3:00pm 15-minute break
3:15pm Shotgun Science Session (open to all to present an idea or concept in 5 minutes)
4:30pm 2015 Conference Theme and Conference Wrap Up - David Horn
5:00pm End of Conference