The second Biennial Space Elevator Workshop takes place at Space Exploration 2007 (SEC 2007) - a four day conference on the theme of “Humankind in Space: Competition or Collaboration.”
According to conference organizers, The Space Engineering and Science Institute, SEC 2007, held Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday, 28 March 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, "will draw together an international array of scientists, engineers, educators, managers and entrepreneurs and students."
The conference offers keynote talks, planning sessions and panel discussions on a broad array of topics;
- planetary exploration,
- space station,
- engineering and construction in space and on the Moon and Mars,
- space access,
- space transportation,
- space elevator technologies and advanced concepts,
- entrepreneurial ventures in/for space,
- space power,
- space resource development,
- space commerce, law, education
There will also be a Student Robotics Competition in the form of a space elevator (SE) climber challenge the goal of which is to design and build a climber able to climb a 30-foot ribbon with ground-based beamed power carrying a detachable payload representing SE cargo or, in the case of a moon-based SE, the command module components of a lunar base.
SEC 2007 is looking for multi-disciplinary student teams from high schools, two- and four-year colleges to participate and there are four already signed up;
Conference rates at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North are available until February 14 by calling the hotel directly at (505) 821-3333 (Toll-free: 1-800-262-20430) or via the Marriot's online reservation system. Mention SEC 2007 or use Group Code 'spespea'.
- Intelligent Distributed Multi-Agent Robotics Systems Lab at the University of New Mexico
- Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (headed by the SEC 2007 Robotics Chair Ahad Nasab)
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron (Ohio)
- Department of Advanced Technical Education (ATE), Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
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