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This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator. More about this Wiki and the effort.

Here is a paper explaining why we could build one in less than 7 years.

If you have done some work on the SE you'd like to archive and tell others about, please go here and fill in a section. Welcome!

News: Recent Work Completed

Giorgi Lobzhanidze has studied space debris.

Markus Landgraf is undertaking 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.

News archive.

Wiki Index

Baseline space elevator design:
  • to be used as a common starting point for ongoing work
  • will be updated continuously as new refinements are made

Major Space Elevator Design Challenges:
  • this is the short list of the major technical challenges we are faced with
  • these challenges are where people can make the greatest impact quickly

Archive of detailed work:
  • detailed calculations, images, designs, etc. will be stored for use and easy retrieval

Simulation software:
  • resource code for conducting simulations of elevator components and interactions
  • current understanding of relationships will be incorporate
  • Scenarios
  • Collaboration
  • Spreadsheets
  • Collada
  • Blender
  • Physics Models
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • K3D
  • Other Software

Activities of Individuals:
  • Individuals and what they are working on
  • This page summarizes the activities of various participants
  • New users should feel free to add their name and information

Open Work Space:
  • Go to this page and you will find links to open workspace pages.
  • These work spaces are open for anyone to use for space elevator development work
  • Pages may have different templates and some will already have work in progress.


Archive of uploaded files that need categorization: Special:Imagelist

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Current Wiki To-do list