Operational Lunar Space Elevator planned by end of 2019
LiftPort will make the Moon economically accessible for exploration, settlement, and extraction of natural resources by constructing and operating a Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure. The LSEI will transport cargo and people to and from the Earth-Moon Lagrange 1, through a soft-landing, down to the surface of the Moon.
Located at the EML1, LiftPort Group will build and operate the PicoGravity Laboratory, a crewed research station with energy, fuel resupply and docking facilities for larger missions deep into the solar system. LiftPort opens up the Moon and the rest of the solar system to humanity.
LiftPort’s proposed research will develop practical, near-term solutions for construction and expansion of a Lunar Elevator. The study will include characterization of materials; analysis of required rocketry and robotics; and evaluation of landing sites and methods of anchoring to the Lunar surface. Additionally, Ribbon spooling, infrastructure deployment, and micrometeorite mitigation techniques will be explored.