Titans Spaceplanes & Space Technologies (TSST), a new fully independent spin-off from Titans Space Industries, today announced Titans Spaceplanes Point to Point, their future competitive offering for supersonic/hypersonic flight.
TSI recently finalized its feasibility study, and, based on the staggering conclusions, decided to spin off the project into a separate company: Titans Spaceplanes & Space Technologies (TSST). During the company's spaceplanes research that lasted more than fifteen months, the team realized that the company could dominate the space launch industry from the moment the first Titans Spaceplane becomes operational.
The Titans Spaceplanes were first envisioned for the large space tourism and orbital infrastructure projects that Titans Space Industries (TSI) is preparing, including its own commercial space station. These projects require long-term routine operations comparable to commercial airline/ airfreight operations.
Revolutionize Earth and Space transportation
Titans Spaceplanes (including Titans Space Shuttles – the smaller versions) are primarily designed for Low-Earth Orbit purposes, and not for sustained supersonic or hypersonic flight. You can read more about the Spaceplane's planned Low-Earth Orbit operations here.
A major bonus of the Titans Spaceplanes is that they will pass through the supersonic and hypersonic regimes during ascent to space and reentry. This allows faster than supersonic/hypersonic transport.
To avoid supersonic flight (and its resulting sonic boom during descent) over populated areas, the vehicles reenter over the ocean, then cruise at subsonic speed to the destination airport.
High speed point-to-point transportation will be enabled through the following modes of flight:
Orbital: Ascent to orbit followed by a short number of orbits until the vehicle is within range of the destination airfield
Sub-Orbital: Ascent through a suborbital ballistic arc where the vehicle flies outside the atmosphere but stays below orbital velocity
Cargo Deployment: The vehicle can stay in orbit and deploy uncrewed reentry capsules making precision landings under parafoil
Using the reentry capsules will expand the Spaceplane's cargo delivery and disaster relief capabilities to missions where a suitable airfield is not available, such as in remote or rural areas.
Ballistic Arc Transport Trajectory
Utilizing a ballistic arc trajectory, Titans vehicles do not achieve orbital velocity. Instead, the vehicle climbs out of the atmosphere at speeds below orbital velocity.
The vehicle will ascend to approximately 200 kilometer (apogee), and continue it's descend to the destination airport or spaceport.
Comfortable and Ultra-Fast
Titans vehicle passengers will travel in luxurious style, wearing a pressure suit for the duration of a flight. Most destinations are estimated to be reached within two hours – from take-off to landing.
Rocket lift-off requires passengers to remain in reclined position, strapped into their seats; Titans passengers will experience airplane-like comfort and ease.
From-Orbit Cargo Delivery
Titans Spaceplanes can stay in orbit and deploy uncrewed reentry capsules, making precision landings under parafoil.
Because they are volume efficient and stackable, TSI is currently considering lenticular reentry vehicles.
Utilizing low-cost, single-use reentry capsules expands the Titans vehicle's cargo delivery and disaster relief capabilities to missions where a suitable airfield is not available, such as in remote or rural areas.
Mission planning require many variables, but with Titans vehicles, multiple fly-over destinations can be visited during one flight. Multiple drops will be extremely useful in large scale disaster relief.
Titans Space Industries operates in stealth mode
Due to the confidential nature of their projects, TSI and TSST continue to operate in stealth mode. Nevertheless, the companies will share some interesting factoids and updates every now and then. You can follow their social media to keep tabs on their developments and company news.
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About Titans Spaceplanes & Space Technologies
TSI's was founded by a group of partners with a combined 450 years of experience. The founding team includes a PE fund manager who raised more than $6 billion in capital, a Hall-of-Fame NBA basketball legend, a billion-dollar business strategist, a former MD of a Big 4 firm, and the former CFO of a Formula One racing team. The team brings more than 450 years of combined experience, and has worked more than a combined 200 years together on other projects. In 2020, the team halted all other projects to mainly focus on TSI's space and directly related projects due to their time- and capital intense nature.
The TSI founding team consists of fifteen professionals; twelve of them, became the founding members of TSST. They are joined by a number of aerospace experts as co-founders.