Space Elevator: May 2011

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Space Elevator Journal. As with the Call for Papers for the Space Elevator Conference, papers on "Strong Tethers" are encouraged while papers on any other subject relevant to a Space Elevator are also encouraged. Details are available on the journal from the ISEC web site.

The NASA Strong Tether competition will be held on Friday, August 12th at the annual Space Elevator Conference being held at the Microsoft Conference Centre in Redmond, Washington. As part of its Centennial Challenges program, NASA has put up a $2 Million prize purse for tethers that can meet certain specific strength benchmarks. To this point no one has been able to win this prize. Could this years competition be the year someone wins?

The European Spaceward Association has made available a summary report from the recent 4th Luxembourg Carbon Nanotechnology and Space Elevator Systems as well as the book of abstracts.

The Space Engineering and Science Institute (SESI) has put out its annual call for papers for this years 2011 Space Elevator Conference once again being held at the Microsoft Convention Center in Redmond Washington between August 12th - 14th. Abstracts are due by June 11, 2011.

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is now accepting entries for the 2011 Artsutanov and Pearson Prizes. Two prizes will be awarded, $1,500 and $2,500 respectively for the best papers. The deadline for submission is June 30.