Your notes are welcome:
and his presentation for "Kite Power
Hermann Julius Oberth
"The Kite Power Station" (a
wind-driven power station at high altitudes}
The wind-driven power station at high altitudes, which is not built on
towers or poles but is carried by balloons up to 12,000 meters, could
alleviate the earth's energy shortage considerably. Cheap electricity
could be used to desalt sea water and propel traffic on the highways by
means of electrically-powered tow cables, thus eliminating some
environmental problems and saving oil.
Museum The Hermann
Oberth Raumfahrt Museum
"Oberth was probably the most important pioneer of space
MANKIND'S TECHNOLOGICAL TASKS FOR THE FUTURE
TECHNOLOGICAL TASKS FOR THE FUTURE by Prof. Hermann Oberth,
member of the Alexander Order. "The wind-driven power station at high
altitudes, which is not built on towers or poles but is carried by
balloons up to 12,000 meters, could alleviate the earth's energy
shortage considerably." Translated from the German
by Lynne Nibbelink-Kvinnesland and Dr. Benjiman D. Webb.
[[COMMENT: See and compare with what is in the museum and in the book,
see note below.]]
- His final book:
Primer for Those Who Would Govern
... in 320 pages. He presents
what he believed should be known by those people who would govern the
world. AWE is included in the book. German edition.
Libraries having a copy:
- Clark University, Robert Hutchings Goddard Library, Worcester, MA
01610 United States
- Danish Union Catalogue and Danish National Bibliography library.dk;
Ballerup, DK 2750 Denmark
- Open Internet has some copies available for as low as $20, but
prices go higher.
- Here is a small mystery, a legendary rocket scientist thinking about
AWE in 1973.
From Wikipedia Oberth page (no reference):
- The 1973 petroleum crisis inspired Oberth to look into alternative
energy sources, including a plan for a wind power station that could
utilize the jet stream.
Comment from KiteGen site-
Robert Smith says:
March 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm
Huh. Was just reading a 1987 translation of Hermann Oberth’s “Primer”
and he mentioned his 1970s
called “Kite Power Station” (alas, finding an English translation of
this particular book is so far impossible). In the Primer’s appendix
there are both
sketches and also a photograph
of a model of The Kite Power Station from the Oberth Museum.
If Old Hermann could write of rockets, space medicine, multistage lifts
and satellites in the 1920s and be laughed at by all experts right up
until his student Von Braun invited him to view the Apollo launches…
then maybe Oberth’s idea that KiteGen is calling ‘radically new’ will
also be more than a quirky idea.
Hope so. Best wishes from the United States.
Title: Primer for Those Who Would Govern
Author: Hermann Oberth
Publisher: West-Art, 1987
Length: 320 pages
Subjects: Business & Economics / Leadership
- [ ] Find the book
- [ ] Search his life
- [ ] Edit the wiki when solid reference is found for the AWE
- [ ] See how "kite" comes in. Compare the "balloon" notes.
Make distinctions once images are seen and studied.
- [ ] What does the museum hold toward the AWES? Timeline
- ACTION LOG
- Sent inquiry to museum images and text concerning Oberth's kite
- Put Oberth on founders' list
- Added Oberth item in timeline at wiki of High altitude wind
March 4, 2014
Thank you for preserving and sharing the life of Hermann Oberth.
The growing Era K3, the age golden age of using kite systems
for tasks and production of energy is unfolding. One of our heroes
is Hermann Oberth.
We are very interested having the world know the factual timeline of any
notes of Hermann Oberth
that were on airborne wind energy matters.
When Era K3 blossoms fully, Hermann Oberth will stand tall in the history.
And I am guessing that the museum will obtain support from a mature Era K3
in various ways.
With such light, I urge the museum to sift all holdings for any notes
toward airborne wind energy
and form a timeline for such matter. Did he fly kites at what age? What
and when? Did he have
any notes to himself about upper wind energy at what early dates? Do you
know what copies
of what related patents he had read and when? All will be treasures in Era
Best to you and your works.
We have been linking your museum for some time and will continue to do so.
Please let me know what images on related matter that I may directly
our website; we would give full link and notice to the museum.
Best to you and yours,