The two sessions are:
IAA.3.8.2. Space Elevator and the Future of Tethers in Space
The Space Elevator is a revolutionary means of access to space conceived of as a 100.000 km ribbon of carbon nanotubes with one end attached to Earth and the other end beyond GEO. This session addresses the spectrum of issues and challenges associated with space systems design, orbital dynamics, space environmental factors, construction technologies, etc... of space elevators as well as advanced concepts for tethers.