The benefits of space elevators are enormous and would enable commercial development beyond Low Earth Orbit. The ability to move massive payloads routinely, daily, inexpensively, and in an environmentally friendly manner will ensure that CIS-Lunar space has expansive growth in the middle of this century. This session will focus on the elements of space elevators that will ensure humanity’s movement off-planet towards our dreams.
Chair: Dr. Peter A. Swan, President, International Space Elevator Consortium
Dr. Peter Swan participates actively inside the International Space Elevator Consortium’s [ISEC] projects helping to lead the way into the future. He is also a lead editor/author for multiple International Academy of Astronautics’ studies: “Space Mineral Resources – A Global Assessment of the Challenges and Opportunities” , and, “Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward .” His 45+ years of space systems engineering expertise has helped the space elevator community “kick-start” a research and development program. He has built space systems and taught space systems engineering around the world. He has many publications and five books published, to include Space Elevator Systems Architecture. His Ph.D. studies, at UCLA, centered around space tethers and their dynamics