Japanese Space Elevator Group to Hold Competition in August

The new Japanese Space Elevator Association will be holding a competition on August 8-9, according to the Space Elevator Blog:

This competition is focused especially on climber mechanism, a mechanism for faster climbing speeds.  We will use 12V battery for power, making it easier to join than the Power Beaming competition in USA.  Entry fee will be $100 (and insurance fee) for 1 team.

There’s more information here.

Meanwhile, the 4th Space Elevator Games will be taking place at the Kennedy Space Center at the end of April. Exact dates are due to be announced soon. Check here for updates.