Here is a paper explaining how we could build one in less than 7 years.
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Giorgi Lobzhanidze has written a paper explaining how to remove space debris.
Giorgi has also written a paper explaining the space catapult, a method of launching material into deep space. This could also be used to launch cargo to Mars.
In March 2013 Markus Landgraf of the European Space Agency reported at TEDx Rhein Main in Offenbach, Germany about the prospects of a space elevator:
Here is a movie that will discuss how we can build a space elevator in 10 years, containing interviews with Brad Edwards and Dave Lang. Here is the teaser trailer:
Giorgi Lobzhanidze has researched how the Space Elevator can allow tourists to jump from space.
Sourabh Kaushal has written a paper on challenges in building a space elevator.
Giorgi Lobzhanidze has done an excellent study of space debris.
Markus Landgraf has undertaken a recent CNT literature review.
Ben Shelef's Space Solar Power proposal is added.
Dave Lang's deployment work is online.
(This is a bad deployment showing what happens with no compensating control interventions by the satellites at either end of the ribbon. We have to have lots of failures in simulations to have success in real life!)
Brad Edward's presentation on manned travel up the elevator is uploaded.
GTOSS source code is now publicly available.
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