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This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator, a project with a back-of-the-envelope launch cost of $6 billion dollars.

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

If you are interested in working on software for the space elevator, you can be very helpful to this effort.

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

Account creation is disabled to stop spammers. Email Keith if you'd like one.

Wiki out of maintenance mode and now supports r/w again. Have at it!

Latest news

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.

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.

Space Elevator in Fiction:
  • Go to this page and you will find reference to fiction.


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