History of J E D Cline's efforts on the KESTS and related concepts.

Overview

  • Presented at local (Los Angeles Chapter) meeting of the SSI Space Studies Team, talk "LONG SPACE TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES AND APPLICATIONS" by J. E. D. Cline on 19890717, included the Mooncable lunar tether through L-1 concept, KESTS to GEO concept, and 2-body cycling skyhook basic concepts.
  • Submitted concepts of Centristation, and KESTS, to RAND project.
  • Presented KESTS concept to the L. A. Chapter of ISSS on November 9, 1994: A POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY: KESTS: A UNIQUE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPT & IMPLICATIONS, by J. E. D. "Dave" Cline
  • Presented Centristation concept ("Wet Launch Of Prefab Habitat Modules"), in preparation for KESTS to GEO, to Space Studies Institute, published in SSI's May 1995 conference proceedings, 1995
  • Presented KINETIC ENERGY SUPPORTED ELECTRICALLY POWERED TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES paper to SSI conference at Princeton in May 1997, but SSI chose not to publish, no technically adequate reason given (appearantly stalled by George Friedman).
  • Attempted to interest new employer Orbital Sciences Corp, Sensors Systems Div, in examining my KESTS and Centristation concepts, but was continually ignored by management,1998-2001
  • Presented basic KESTS to GEO concepts at ASCE's SPACE 2000 conference, andwas published in procedings of ASCE's "SPACE 2000" as "Kinetically Strengthened Transportation Structures"
  • Presented KESTS to GEO paper to Space 2002 conference, March 18, 2002 "Kinetically Supported Bridge Vehicle Lift To GEO", published in ASCE's "Space 2002 Robotics 2002" conference proceedings, 2002.