The ISEC 2013 Space Elevator Conference

By: Steve Wylde

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is holding this years annual Space Elevator Conference 2013 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Online Registration is now open on their website

The theme of the 2013 conference is on Tether Climbers with a focus on design, operations, environments, mass estimates, cost estimates, and much more. Space elevators are radical and innovative new way to access space less expensively and more efficiently than traditional rocket technology. Space elevators use carbon nanotube ribbon that extends from earth to a counterweight in space such as a satellite-like structure. More on Space Elevators.

Conference events included:

1-Day Family Science Fest

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: Included with Museum of Flight admission
SE 101: Introduction to the Space Elevator concept
SE 201: You've been to SE 101, now learn more details about the SE applications, challenges, and opportunities
RoboQuest: A family-focused event for kids of all ages featuring a robotic climber competition
More activities are being planned this year
Read more about the Family Science Fest
3-Day Technical Program

Dates: Friday, August 23, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013

Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: See the Registration page for prices and online registration
Space Elevator Overview Presentation: The popular conceptual design
Presentations on Tether Climbers: The theme and main focus of this year's conference
Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Research: Latest progress in high strength CNT research
Various Workshop on Space Elevator Feasibility: Multiple workshops throughout the conference on various space elevator topics.
SE Impact on the Future: Transformations enabled by the SE - space exploration, resource utilization, and more
Shotgun Science Session: Ideas not ready for prime time: rapid sequence, 5 minutes each

More details on the Technical Program will be available the by the first week of July.

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