LiftPort Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure
“Lunar Space Elevators for Cislunar Space Development”
LiftPort Group and its ‘Best in Class’ team of experts have come together (for the first time ever) with a unique, revolutionary rethink of the Lunar Elevator concept. LiftPort’s Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure (LSEI) is different.
Imagine a millimeters wide thread, secured on one end to the Moon—with the Ribbon stretching out through the Earth Moon LaGrange point, and beyond—with the other end attached to a Counterweight 250,000 km out; the Counterweight is “anchored” by nothing more than the constant tug of Earth’s gravity well. The proposed (LSEI) is a prototype of Pearson’s (Phase I NIAC) envisioned larger Lunar Space Elevator. The major components of the LSEI include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the Moon, the PicoGravity Lab at EML1, and the Counterweight (CW). Each component requires TRL development before they can be deployed. Each offers a serious scientific benefit.
We propose a truly innovative technological development: initial planning on the first deployable Lunar Space Elevator. The entire purpose of planetary-scale tethers should be to accelerate and facilitate the exploration of space. To realize their full potential it is necessary to advance their technological readiness level.
ABOUT US |
· Earn a Substantial Return on Investment for Commercially Developing Advanced Technologies.
· Learn what we need to Learn, to Build and Elevator to Space.
· Commercialize Mass-Cargo, Two-Way, Space Transportation.
Our plan is to work on doing a feasability study for a lunar space elevator.
Become profitable based on other supporting, IT, nano, and robotic technologies to support development.
Present at conferences, publish, and press interviews, developing a reputation of being on the cutting edge.
Develop relationships with entreprenuers in business competions, outreach events http://facebook.com/LiftPortal/info
Developing Board of Advisors with 100-200 professionals, mostly PhDs.
Developing organizational partnerships with for- and non-profits like LeewardSpaceFoundation.org (501c3)
DEMO VIDEO: http://youtube.com/elevatortospace
Products and Services
LiftPort LUNAR SPACE ELEVATOR
Design for 10 year project to build space elevator from Moon
SPACE SYSTEMS COLLABORATION AND CONSULTING
Working in partnership with Space Based Solar Power, CubeSat, private space Rocket partners, Solar Electric Propulsion, and others. Involvement with http://ISEC.org
METAL: nanotech material Mithreal, strong silver designer wedding rings.
ULTRACAPACITOR RESEARCH: electric car battery research
CLEANTECH: Space Elevators goal is to make a $10,000/kg payload transport cost into a $100/kg cargo cost
TETHERED-TOWERS WEATHER BALLOONS: http://www.liftport.com/Tethered-Towers
WIFI: Tethered Towers WiFi connection sells access for a special event, disaster, or crowd event.
ROBOTICS: Have partnerships with a major competition, a startup incubator, and a Lunabotics team
http://www.agorastartupidol.com/startup.php?id=102 (LiftPort 106)
Michael Laine, President
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Type of entry:teamTeam members:Michael Cadieux
T. Marshall Eubanks
Number of times previously entering contest:never
Michael's favorite design and analysis tools:CAD, photoshop, pbworks. @liftportal
Michael's hobbies and activities:Robotics, IT, lego, education, book club
Michael belongs to these online communities:linkedin, facebook, about.me, yammer, gplus,
Michael is inspired by:Lunar space elevator with Michael Laine. STE(A)M Putting the arts in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Education
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