This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator, a project with a launch cost of $6 billion dollars and which is 100 times cheaper than rockets to put a pound of payload into orbit.
Here is a paper explaining how we could build one in less than 7 years.
If you are interested in working on software for the space elevator, you can be very helpful to this effort.
If you have done some research on the SE you'd like to archive and tell others about, please go here and fill out a section.
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Sourabh Kaushal has written a paper on challenges in building a space elevator.
Giorgi Lobzhanidze has done an excellent study of space debris.
Markus Landgraf has undertaken a recent CNT literature review.
Ben Shelef's Space Solar Power proposal is added.
Dave Lang's deployment work is online.
(This is a bad deployment showing what happens with no compensating control interventions by the satellites at either end of the ribbon. We have to have lots of failures in simulations to have success in real life!)
Brad Edward's presentation on manned travel up the elevator is uploaded.
GTOSS source code is now publicly available.
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Archive of uploaded files that need categorization: Special:Imagelist