The European Space Elevator Challenge 2012Date:25.-27. October 2012 Location:TU Munich, Campus Garching Requirements:Visit the Requirements page for more information. The detailed Handbook is available at Downloads.
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. The 2nd round in 2012 again offers newcomers and advanced participants the opportunity to participate in two levels.
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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.
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