Sunday, March 15, 2009

JSEA Space Elevator Climber Competition

Japan Space Elevator Assocation to host its own Space Elevator Games - Space Elevator Blog - I tagged this one under "Beam Power", the tag I use for the Space Elevator climber Centennial Challenge. However, it sounds like this one focuses on the climbing rather than the power beaming:

This competition is focused especially on climber mechanism, a mechanism for faster climbing speeds. We will use 12V battery for power, making it easier to join than the Power Beaming competition in USA. ... We have to start small due to our limited budget, but we will try to hold a competition every 6 months. Perhaps, we will not have any prize except the honor of “The fastest climber in Japan or world”…