The next European Space Elevator Challenge
Sadly, there will be no competition this year. Future plans will be announced on this web page in due time.
In 2011 and 2012, WARR successfully hosted the European Space Elevator Challenge at TU Munich. Information about these competitions can be found on the subpages of this website.
Make it ecology-minded, make it efficient, make it european!
Your challenge: Build a climber, that - based on the concept of a real space elevator - drives autonomously, carries high payloads and manages its energy efficiently.
For the future of Space Elevator in Europe
The objectives of European Space Elevator Challenge are,
- to inspire young engineers and scientists - especially in Europe - about the Idea of the Space Elevator and to establish furthermore a bigger Space Elevator community in Europe
- to share experience, improve the understanding of the Space Elevator and finally make use of this knowledge in building the real Space Elevator
- to introduce the Space Elevator to a wider public.
An elevator to the stars? Is that really possible?
The concept is pretty easy. An elevator drives on an extremely tear-resistant tether at least 36.000 km up to the space. At the top of the tether a satellite or a space station is placed. The tether is permanently strained by the balance of the gravitation and the centrifugal forces.
Learn more about the idea...