Monthly Archives: December 2005

Robotic Space Spiders To Crawl Sub-Orbital Web

This article from Space.com discusses a new technology to be tried on an upcoming joint Japanese-European satellite launch.  This new technology, robotic “space spiders”, would be used to “crawl” along a web deployed in sub-orbital space in order to prove that the concept could work.  Possible future applications for these space spiders could include working on a space elevator.

LiftPort December, 2005 Art Newsletter released

In this issue, Liftport’s “Art Guy”, Nyein Aung, departs from his drawing activities in order to build a model of the Space Elevator.  Several photo’s are included in the Newsletter and the end result is pretty cool.  The Newsletter can be found here.