Lunar Space Elevator Is Going to Be Built by 2020!

lunar elevatorSpace “elevator” is one of the oldest dreams of science fiction, but the possibility of actual construction has been considered for years as it will greatly facilitate the activity in space. In the case of LiftPort Group (Seattle), such a concept is considered for transporting goods to and from the Moon.

According to a report at space.com, such a program should be built using the existing technology and based on simple principles. The basic idea is a “vehicle” which will move up and down on a wire connected to the surface of the Moon, making landings soft and smooth.

In particular, the vision of LiftPort Group includes the missile launch from Earth in a special space station (PicoGravity Laboratory) located in a Lagrangian point, from which the transfer of the load will start. The program is called LSEI (Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure) and, according to the LiftPort Group, the transportation of people to the moon will be possible from the first years of operation of such a facility.

According to the president of LiftPort Group, Michael Lane, the program is in progress, as the Moon attracted intense interest within the past year. As the LiftPort Group website refers, the main objective of the project is to make the Moon financially accessible for exploration, colonization and mining natural resources.



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By | 2017-01-13T21:52:34+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. ano March 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    What happens if a single small asteroid breaks the nice wire? Just once teensy asteroid?

    The problem is that this could have been build long ago. It’s just not feasible without what they call in startrek “structural integrity field”.

  2. pablo March 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    ¿….la TIERRA y la LUNA, atadas con un piolincito….?

  3. pablo March 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    ….LA TRADUCCIÓN DE EL COMENTARIO, MUY BREVE QUE EFECTUÉ, NO TIENE NADA QUE VER CON LO QUE QUISE DECIR; ES ESPANTOSA. POR FAVOR REVISEN CONTENIDOS DEL SISTEMA QUE EMPLEAN.

  4. Karl Johanson July 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    230,000 kilometres of cable… if you could make a 1,000 km of cable per year, it would only take 230 years to make enough…

  5. Don Bodenbach March 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    What a great video about this lunar space elevator infrastructure. Thanks a lot for sharing this to us.

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Lunar Space Elevator Is Going to Be Built by 2020!