Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward

This book addresses the simple and complex issues that have been identified through the development of space elevator concepts over the last decade. The report begins with a summary of those ideas in Edwards’ and Westling’s book The Space Elevator (2003). Out of these beginnings has risen a worldwide cadre focused upon their areas of expertise as applied to space elevator development and operational infrastructure. The report answers some basic questions about the feasibility of a space elevator infrastructure.

via Science Deck – Space Elevators.

This study was conducted under the auspices of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) […] , as well as the International Space Elevator Consortium. […] There were 41 authors and 5 editors.

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