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    Title

    Space Elevator Feasibility and Technology

    Description

    A visionary, far future concept that has received particular attention during the past two decades is that of the “Space Elevator” – a space access option that might, if successfully developed, enable extremely large-scale access to space at a low marginal cost. However, there remain numerous conceptual and technologically challenges that must be overcome before the Space Elevator can be deemed technically feasible, or economically viable. In support of an ongoing IAA study group, this session will encompass the identification of key technologies for the Space Elevator concept, examine the TRLs (technology readiness levels) of these, and consider the likely challenge and uncertainties in research and development (R&D) efforts focused on the Space Elevator. The session also invites reports on relevant recent R&D results, and will identify possible development strategies for space elevators and tethers.

    Date

    2012-10-04

    Time

    10:15

    Room

    TS04 (Sala Antares, Hall 2)

    IPC members
    • Chairman: Dr. Peter Swan, International Space Elevator Consortium, United States;

    • Chairman: Mr. Robert E Penny, Cholla Space Systems, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Bruce Chesley, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Cosmic Study Overview – Space Elevator Feasibility

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. Peter Swan

    SouthWest Analytic Network

    United States

    2

    The Law of the Space elevator -- The relationship to the Law of the Space, the Sea and the Sky

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Sunao Kai

    Nihon University

    Japan

    3

    Space Elevator Roadmap 2012

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Akira Tsuchida

    Earth-Track Corporation

    Japan

    4

    Space Elevator CONOPS Initial Thinking

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Robert E Penny

    Cholla Space Systems

    United States

    5

    Space Elevator Design Aspects for the Environment

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. Peter Swan

    SouthWest Analytic Network

    United States

    6

    Benefits and Development of a High Stage One for the Space Elevator

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. John Knapman

    United Kingdom

    7

    The Interaction of a Conducting Space Elevator with Magnetic and Electric Fields in the Near-Earth Space Plasma

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. Anders Jorgensen

    New Mexico Tech

    United States

    8

    On the deployment of a subsatellite in a space elevator system

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. Mehdi Keshmiri

    Isfahan University of Technology

    Iran

    9

    MOTION OF THE SPACE ELEVATOR AFTER THE RIBBON RUPTURE

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Vladimir S. Aslanov

    Samara National Research University (Samara University)

    Russian Federation

    10

    Producing a Space Elevator Tether using a NEO: A Preliminary Assessment

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Andreas Hein

    Technische Universität München

    Germany

    11

    Orbital ‘sling’ for LEO to GEO mass transfer

    15'

    withdrawn

    Dr. Andrew Meulenberg

    Universiti Sains Malaysia

    Malaysia

    12

    MEO Tethers Enabling Low-Cost Orbital Access

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Roger X. Lenard

    LPS

    United States

    13

    Deflection Of Tumbling Asteroids By Means Of Sun Oriented Tethers

    15'

    confirmed

    Dr. Nahum Melamed

    The Aerospace Corporation

    United States