DeltaX competes at the NASA Centennial Challenges Strong Tether Challenge

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Stephen Steiner and Daniel Pressl in front of a space elevator model. „When nano becomes macro!“, Daniel Pressl holding a tether of 2 meters length, made purely out of carbon nanotubes! The commercial price of this tether is $50.000. Dr. Bradley Edwards and Lauren DeFlores measuring up the tensile testing machine for the competition. NEWS: […]

blog launched!

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Greetings fellow Scientists and Engineers, Designers and Photographers, Teachers and WWW Programmers, … ! This is the blog regarding recent activities of iPressl (http://www.ipressl.com), my company, which I founded about a year ago in the fall 2006.   iPressl is an ARTs and DESIGN, IDEAs, ENGINEERing and NETWORKing company: IDEAs and ENGINEERing (http://ipressl.com/idea.html): DELTAX has […]

iPressl joins DELTAX, the MIT Space Elevator Team

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Space Elevator Concept. The purpose of the Tether Challenge is to develop a very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The competition requires a 50% improvement in breaking force from year to year, starting with a commercially available tether in 2005. Additional requirements (such as operating temperature range, vacuum compatibility, and controlled […]