March 1st, 2011
It’s very nice to see the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) get a mention in a non-English publication.
In the online article, “Un ascenseur spatial pour remplacer la navette” (A space elevator to replace the shuttle), we read that, according to ISEC, “…each kilogram into orbit returns to a few tens of dollars, against 20 000 for a launch with an Ariane rocket or Titan. This is the google translation of the original French. I’m not sure where the author got that information from - we haven’t made that promise, but perhaps there was an error in the translation.
Also, no mention of Yuri Artsutanov or Jerome Pearson, the real intellectual fathers of the Space Elevator.
But these are minor quibbles - in general the article seemed to be well-written and did mention the upcoming Space Elevator Conference.
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