Symposium on Space Elevators

Date: 7 November 2017
Start Time: 9.30 am
End Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

Sponsored by the BIS and the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC)

BIS-Logo-Space-Elevators-SymposiumThe space elevator has captured the imagination of scientists and writers for decades. The transition to low-cost, low-energy access to space via a smooth, gentle ride on an elevator has been compared to the transition from the horse-drawn carriage to the railways. The necessary strong, light-weight material remains elusive, but progress has been made in a number of areas, particularly understanding the minimum requirements and a better grasp of the dynamics. A good summary is found in JBIS, 69, no.6-7, June-July 2016.

Speakers are invited to submit presentation proposals for talks of up to 40 minutes duration on topics related to space elevators. The scope may include marketing, finance, management, history (past and future) and science fiction, as well as scientific and technological topics such as materials research, climbers, power transmission, simulation and space debris.  Presentations will also be considered on associated technologies: these may include other techniques for establishing fixed infrastructure such as the orbital ring and versions of the launch loop.

2017-04-New-ISEC-artworkAs of end-April 2017 the following speakers plan to participate:

Martin Lades
Director, ISEC

John Knapman, PhD, FBIS
Director of Research, ISEC

Peter Robinson
Member, ISEC & BIS

Please send details of your proposed presentation to [email protected] before end-July 2017.  Proposal acceptance will be by mid-September 2017.

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