The 2016 Challenge

The challenge is to design and build a climber structure in compliance with predetermined requirements, keeping in mind the idea of a real space elevator.

Dr. Martin Lades

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Lades

Technical Director EuroSpaceward, European ISEC Liaison

Prof. Daniel Rixen

Prof. dr. ir. Daniel Rixen

Ordinarius, Institute for Applied Mechanics, Technical University of Munich

Vahit Ünal

Vahit Ünal

Design Engineer, Vestner Aufzüge GmbH

General Information

Some of the information on this page might still be subject to change. The detailed rules and regulations handbook can be found at Downloads.

Levels

Schematic

Rope/tether

Important dates

  1. Team application in the Beginners' Level extended until June 30th if the rough climber concept is handed in together with the application
    Team application in the Advanced Level on a waiting list until June 30th if the rough climber concept is handed in together with the application
  2. Rough climber concept until June 30th
  3. Video of the working climber until August 31st
  4. Competition week from September 12th to 16th

Beginners‘ Level

The participation includes:

  1. The design of a poster about the team and the climber.
  2. The drive of the climber.

Drive

Climber dimensions

Power

Safety

Scoring

Advanced Level

The participation includes:

  1. The design of a poster about the team and the climber.
  2. A short presentation about the the team, the climber and the development process.
  3. The drive of the climber.

Drive

Climber dimensions

Power

Payload

Payload

A technical drawing is available at Downloads.

Safety

Scoring

Scoring Formula

Prizes

EUSPEC 2016 Teaser

Sponsors and Partners

Vestner hochhinaus Linde Aliens Bergsport Tendon Gth & Wolf Teijin Aramid Department of Mechanical Engineering - Technical University of Munich Wiese Foto + Film Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Luft- und Raumfahrt BESL EuroSpaceward