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Revision as of 04:42, 16 July 2008

Budget

The capital construction and operational costs of the space elevator have traditionally been considered a major barrier. Here we will define the budget and determine how it impacts the program.

Units Cost
Ribbon
Production facility
Ribbon production
Anchor station
Power beaming system
Lasers
Optics
Facility
Tracking system
Deployment spacecraft
Launch costs
Construction climbers
Operations facilities
Administration
Housing
Power generation
Fuel
Generator



Major Development Issues Related to this Component

  1. Full budget analysis of the construction and operation of the space elevator


Additional Work Needed

Item Notes Completed and Ongoing Efforts
Detailed analysis of each subcomponent Accurate quotes on production of various components
Detailed operational costs Costs based on existing projects of similar scope File:SE Financial.ods operational budget by Edwards


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