This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator.
Here is a paper explaining why we could build one in less than 7 years.
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Latest news and research
Giorgi Lobzhanidze has studied space debris.
Markus Landgraf has undertaken a CNT literature review.
Ben Shelef's Space Solar Power proposal is added.
Dave Lang's deployment work is coming online:
(This is a bad deployment of 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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