Yuri Artsutanov, Russian engineer, Died at 89

MR. Yuri Nikolaevich Artsutanov was born on October 5, 1929, in Leningrad and died on January 1, 2019.

Yuri Nikolaevich was a Russian engineer.

He was one of the pioneers of the idea of a space elevator.

The February issue of the ISEC Newsletter is devoted to his life and place in history and features reminisce and photographs from his colleagues in the West, including his attendance at the 2010 ISEC Space Elevator conference.

He was a graduate of Leningrad Technological Institute.

In 1960, Yuri Nikolaevich wrote an article “V Kosmos na Electrovoze.

Into space with the assistance of an electric train, where Yuri Nikolaevich talked about the idea of the space lift as a financial, protected and advantageous approach to get to the circle and encourage space investigation.

He developed his idea independently from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who in 1895 proposed an idea of building an orbital tower.

He recommended utilizing the satellite as the base from which to build the pinnacle since a geosynchronous satellite will stay over a fixed point on the equator.

By using a counterweight, a cable would be lowered from the geosynchronous orbit to the surface of Earth while the counterweight was extended from the satellite away from Earth, keeping the center of mass of the cable at the same height above the Earth.

The thoughts of Tsiolkovsky’s pressure structure idea and the strain structure idea vary in that a pressure structure is well outside possible future capacities, while the strain structure is a lot simpler to manufacture and keep up, and is viewed as conceivable with not so distant future advancements.

Yuri Nikolaevich died at 89 years old.