After mentioning in a post yesterday in my own blog that I’d love to see someone working on a space elevator project so we could avoid unnecessary and dangerous rocketry to get into orbit, some helpful soul pointed me towards the website for The LiftPort Group, who are doing exactly that. They are predicting their first lift on April 12, 2018…good luck to them!
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You are entirely welcome. Do note that the first SE will of necessity be a bare-bones cargo only affair. At an estimated 20 tons GVW per there just isn’t enough available mass to support people for the long trip to GEO in an economicaly viable way.
People of course require food, water, a reasonable environent, shielding from the Van Allen belts and so on. Most cargo is not nearly so picky.
Or at least that is the current plan; it’s all subject to change right up until the blueprints are finalized.
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