Archive for October, 2004

Event at Peru*

October 23rd, 2004 No comments

Tomorrow Jorge Luis and I are going to assist to the Sixth Symposium of Space Science and Technology for Development at Peru’s local space agency. The resume of the topics to be presented are:

– Design of scientific rockets
– Design of optronic devices
– Artifical intelligence
– High speed internet for scientific investigation
– Remote sensing
– Solar explosions and its influence on health and telecommunications
– Legal aspects of space

The event is from monday to friday, from five to nine, so we will post the most important things as the week goes by.
If you are more interested, you may check the following webpage is: (its in spanish)

*This entry was originally posted in Liftport’s blog.

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October 12th, 2004 No comments

Hi, for those who don’t know me, my name is Manuel Antonio Cuba. I have worked before with Michael on space related projects and after being two years away arranging personal matters, I am back.

Right now my M-F 9-6 work is at Hewlett-Packard Peru as Technical Specialist for Peru & Bolivia. There, I work two cubicles away from Jorge Luis Revilla who is the other Latin America Research Coordinator (LARC’s) for Liftport. I am an industrial engineer from the University of Lima and currently doing the postgraduate courses for the same career. My thesis is on the space launch industry, and after some initial bumps, it has been finally approved. Now, back to Liftport.


One of Liftport’s robots climbing a ribbon in the night. Source: Liftport Group.


Basically, a LARC is an individual who dedicates its time not only finding contacts interested in the Space Elevator, be it for research or investment, but also has to create space awareness. How are we going to do it? Lot of talks at local schools and universities. That is the first step.

As we progress we will keep you informed. Unfortunately my posts will be, initially, weekly, every Saturday or Sunday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

*This entry was originally posted in Liftport’s blog.

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