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Space Elevator Competition Update Day 1

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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Winds at the X Prize Cup are creating havoc today postponing attempts by UBC’s Snowstar and the University of Saskatchewan. One team manage to get their climber up the ribbon but unfortunately not in the allocated time.

Another issue that came up was the crane itself being used for the ribbon. It turns out it was too heavy for the airport tarmac so another crane had to be found which delayed the start of today’s competition.

Ben Shelef report only the six teams mentioned earlier qualified for the competition. I’m sure the teams that didn’t are enjoying themselves none the less and will take the lessons learned and will hopefully be back next year.

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