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The Space Elevator Development Wiki

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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


  1. Provide accurate information on the construction of a viable space elevator
  2. Be the source of technical information during the initial stages of construction

New Work Completed

7/30/08 Added page in the baseline ribbon on dynamics focusing on work by David Lang

7/26/08 New work space on woven interconnects. Go to Work Space #1 under the second issue on the ribbon page

7/24/08: Exponential Tether Deployment by Blaise Gassend under Deployment

News archive.


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ISEC is an international consortium of the groups and individuals involved in the space elevator development effort. ISEC elected directors and had it's first meeting On August 24th. There is plenty to be done but the organization is now on its way.

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