It’s finally here!

The first issue of ISEC’s Space Elevator Journal is now here!  Volume 1 / Number 1 (publication date – December, 2011) is hot off the presses and will soon be sent out to all ISEC members (past and present) and Journal contributors.

The Journal consists of 8 peer-reviewed Papers plus some additional articles that I think our readers will enjoy.  If I do say so myself, the content level of this Journal is quite high.  We’re now working on making it available in ePub format and then will begin to plan for the next volume of the Journal.

As mentioned earlier, all members of ISEC will be receiving this Journal in the mail soon.  If you are not a member of ISEC but want to purchase a copy, it will also soon be available on the ISEC website.  But rather than buy it there, why not join ISEC instead? You will get a copy of the Journal mailed to you as part of your membership benefits and you will help us move this most magnificent engineering project forward.

(The photo thumbnails are of the Journal cover and an inside view of the photo of Yuri Artsutanov and the Foreword that he graciously wrote for our Journal.  Click on either of them to see a full-size version.)

Update Feb 9, 2012 – You can now order this hard-copy publication at

4 thoughts on “It’s finally here!

  1. Devon Maloy

    Thank you for the updates.

    Given the poor tether challenge performances of 2011, and the lack of blog posts here, I was worried that the whole Space Elevator concep had been scrapped.

    It seems that we need a tether solution. Maybe we can devise a video game to solve the structure of the needed materials, similar to how games like Fold-It and others solved molecular biology problems.


  2. Branden Lenz

    Why use expensive physical materials as a “rope”? The platform should be used an energy receptor which would act as the rope as long as the vehicle used could harness this energy. Think of magnets being able to push metals to and fro when you were a kid.

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