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Accelerating Space Travel

The OrbitalLoopFor space travelfrom LEOto the Moon.

By 2035, TSI's multi-purpose OrbitalLoop system, consisting of four Orbital Rings and numerous Space Elevators, will be situated (stationary) in Earth’s ultra-low orbit - at 100 kilometers altitude - complete with point-to-point Earth transportation options, and space launch capabilities to the Moon and beyond.

But much sooner, from 2025/2026 onward, the initial parts of the first (equatorial) orbital ring will be realized through in-space construction.

Titans Space Industries is reimagining and accelerating space tourism, space travel, and space industrialization.
The world's largest construction projectat 100 kilometers altitude.From a partial OrbitalLoop in 2027to a four-directional system in 2035.
The biggest revolution in space history since the Saturn V rocket and Moon landings.
Four-directional OrbitalLoop systems:1. Equatorial OrbitalLoop system2. Polar OrbitalLoop system3. Diagonal North-West to South-East4. Diagonal North-East to South-WestThe OrbitalLoop system will be in line of sight with ~33%of the world's population.

Reimagining Space Tourism & Space Travel

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Introduction

Titans Space Industries specializes in next-generation space travel infrastructure and space industrialization.

Before proceeding, please read the recently published analysis by TSI's Principal Founder & CEO, Neal S. Lachman.

The Rocket Launch Vehicle Systems in use today are inherently limited in terms of efficiencies and pose severe shortcomings and risks. Furthermore, improvements in rocketry will remain limited for the foreseeable future, and as such space travel, space exploration, and space commercialization remains a near-impossible feat for most of humanity for decades to come.

Commerce in space, including space tourism, as well as scientific missions, let alone industrialization, will remain restricted to the frequencies and efficiencies that rocket systems and technologies would allow.

This is where TSI brings about a true paradigm shift.

Recently, TSI concluded its multi-year effort to plan the construction of orbital rings and space elevators - fixed infrastructure in ultra-low Earth orbit that enables virtually unlimited transportation of humans and cargo. This will revolutionize space travel, space exploration, and space commerce.

TSI's space infrastructure will eventually encompass three separate, fixed low-orbit systems:
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LEO OrbitalLoop
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Lunar OrbitalLoop
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Mars OrbitalLoop

Each OrbitalLoop system consists of so-called orbital rings (first mentioned by Nikolas Tesla, and inspired, among others, by the plans envisioned by Dr. Paul Birch and futurist Isaac Arthur, and relatively short low-orbit (100 km high) space elevators - instead of ~40,000 kilometers in geosynchronous orbit as is the case with Earth-bound space elevators proposed by other organizations.

A true revolution: Safer, more efficient, and cheaper than rockets

Using orbital rings and spaceships instead of rockets dramatically increases efficiencies and possibilities of space travel, space exploration, and space commercialization.

Today, there is not enough market demand for orbital rings, simply because there is not much to do in space - as of yet.

TSI has unique, literal "moonshots" at the heart of its objectives: massive disruptive space projects that enable the company to generate revenues of US$1 trillion or more. This would include the commoditizing of precious metals mined on the Moon for use in space as well as on Earth, large-scale space tourism, terawatts of clean energy in the form of OrbitalLoop-based space solar power systems for Earth's consumption, and many more novel opportunities.

TSI's End to End infrastructure: From our own Spaceport on Earth to our own colony on the Moon

The LEO OrbitalLoop system will initially consist of one single (partial) equatorial orbital ring at 100 kilometers altitude, and several space elevators that will rise from Earth’s surface (usually ocean sites) to 100 km altitude where they connect with the OrbitalLoop.

The first parts of the initial LEO OrbitalLoop will be assembled in space when the Titans Spaceplane or nuclear propelled spaceship will become operational, expected in 2027.

These spacecraft and TSI's robotics and automation assets will make in-space construction possible beyond what we can imagine today.

The Titans LEO OrbitalPort (a large space station) is equally crucial for the construction of the LEO OrbitalLoop system.

A Multi-Phased Approach: R&D, Planning, and Construction

The world's largest construction project is obviously something that needs careful planning. We are aware of Murphy's Law.

R&D, planning, and construction of the Earth OrbitalLoop system, ultimately existing of four OrbitalLoops and numerous space elevators, is planned in several phases:

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Phase 1: through 2023

Through 2023, TSI will continue investing heavily in R&D, testing, preparations, and asset creation with the finalized objectives of the company, the Titans Astronauts (part of the Titans Space Society), and third parties as its guiding principles.

The Titans Space Society will work closely with Titania Space Agency, the official NASA-inspired space institution organized by and for Titania Oceana and Titania Lunar, to work with other space agencies on international space development.

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Phase 2

Through 2028, the entire core and the initial parts of the first two LEO OrbitalLoop systems will be (partly) constructed.

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Phase 3

Through 2032, final parts of the first two LEO OrbitalLoop systems, the initial parts of the last two LEO OrbitalLoop systems, and the intial parts of the Lunar Polar OrbitalLoop will be constructed.

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Phase 4

Through 2035, the final parts of the last two LEO OrbitalLoop systems, the complete first parts of the Lunar Polar OrbitalLoop (for Earth-Moon-Earth spaceship routes) will be constructed.

Phase 5

Through 2040, all Earth, Moon, and Mars OrbitalLoop systems should be operational.

The OrbitalLoop MagLev COMET

The Hyperloop, proposed by Elon Musk, was marred with major problems from its conception, because like with rockets, a Hyperloop system would need to deal with Earth’s atmosphere. The only way to reach really high speeds on Earth is when you can cancel out air drag and resistance, which is why they came up with the idea of vacuum tube/tunnel infrastructure.

However, building a multi-ten kilometers vacuum tunnel is practically impossible in terms of evacuation and keeping it vacuum. It’s most likely never going to happen on planet Earth.

Due to its inherent characteristics (stationed at 100 kilometers altitude), the OrbitalLoop systems reach high over nations, oceans, and mountains, ultimately covering and servicing a substantial part of the world’s population, yet only connecting physically to partner-cities and nations with anchored space elevators.

Most expenses that we'd incur on Earth, such as land acquisition, Right-of-Way, tunneling, submarine cabling, trenching and so on, don't play a part in the OrbitalLoop project. As such, infrastructure costs can be spread out over the network, where some sections may cost tens of millions of dollars per kilometer while the majority of the network cost much less, mainly spent on track, material, technology and rolling stock.

Another major cost-saving fact is that we operate in the vacuum of space. As such, we don’t need to worry about impossible vacuum tubes in order to achieve hypersonic speeds.

Out of great respect for the aerospace industry and brilliant engineering accomplishments of the late 20th century, and with a nod to the somewhat comparable aerodynamic principles, as well as the fact that the OrbitalLoop is operating in space, the TSI team thought that the name “Comet” would be most appropriate for the Magnetic Levitation trains that will run on the OrbitalLoop.

Out of great respect for the aerospace industry and brilliant engineering accomplishments of the late 20th century, and with a nod to the somewhat comparable aerodynamic principles, as well as the fact that the OrbitalLoop is operating in space, the TSI team thought that the name “Comet” would be most appropriate for the Magnetic Levitation trains that will run on the OrbitalLoop.

Comet stands for Concorde on MagLev Express Track, our (pressurized) ultra-fast mobile vehicles that will operate on the OrbitalLoop system. The Comets will have a capacity of 20-50 passengers, each, and will have wider bodies than the Concorde to ensure greater comfort and space for passengers.

Compared to regular trains, OrbitalLoop Comets have longer lifecycles, lower operating costs, higher efficiency, are Environmental friendlier (cleaner and quieter), and capable of developing much higher speeds.

Since the OrbitalLoop operates in the (near-perfect)vacuum of space, there is no need for vacuum tubes in order to achieve ultra-high speeds. OrbitalLoop structures, where humans interact, will be pressurized, like the Comets.

Point to Point journeys on the LEO OrbitalLoop will eventually include:

1. Global journeys of > 1,000 miles

2. International journeys of 500-1,000 miles

3. Regional journeys of 20-500 miles

The point-to-point capabilities, and the fact that the OrbitalLoop also functions as a space launch track, makes OrbitalLoop systems also the perfect solution for traveling to and from the Moon and Mars.

From LEO OrbitalLoop to Lunar OrbitalLoop

Construction of the LEO OrbitalLoop' s sister sytem, the Lunar OrbitalLoop system, is planned from 2032 onward; it will initially consist of one single (partial) Polar OrbitalLoop and at least two space elevators that will reach from the Moon’s surface to a yet-to-be determined altitude where they connect to the Lunar OrbitalLoop.

TSI's Orbital infrastructure enables virtually unlimited  transportation of humans and cargo from Earth to the Moon, and vice versa.

Spaceships instead of rockets to the moon

There will be no longer need for frequent rocket launches from Earth or the use of human landing vehicles to and from the Lunar surface. 

Point to Point transportation on Earth and on the Moon

Ultra-fast transportation of people and cargo from point to  point over the length of the OrbitalLoop system will become a reality.

Continous resupply and cargo transportation

The OrbitalLoop system allows virtually unlimited and quick supplies from Earth (of food, liquids, water, cargo, materials, and machines) to the Lunar OrbitalLoop (and as such, to Titania Lunar Colony), and virtually unlimited transport of materials and metals from the Lunar OrbitalLoop to the Earth OrbitalLoop and Titania Oceana - a Titans Universe man-made private island that will be part resort, and part transportation and cargo hub. The first Titans Space Elevator will be built near Titania Oceana.

Launch track for spaceships from Earth to the Moon, and vice versa

The OrbitalLoop functions as the launch track for specially designed spaceships, and because they accelerate on the OrbitalLoop, these vehicles don't need fuel for take-off.

Bypassing the fuel issue

The only fuel needed on board of the spaceship is for decelerating/turning/docking at) the point of destination. In the case of Earth’s OrbitalLoop, that would be the Lunar OrbitalLoop.

Fast turnaround and efficient operations

Once docked at the Lunar OrbitalLoop, the spaceship is to be offloaded, maintenance checked, refueled, and ready for return to the Earth OrbitalLoop it departed from, or to accelerate to take-off to Mars or beyond.

From the Moon to Deep Space

Vehicles can take off to deep space from the OrbitalLoop. Acceleration of vehicles on the OrbitalLoop is adjustable, which is of great benefit to space travel and exploration.

Bringing human space exploration closer to reality

There will no longer be a need for frequent rocket  launches from Earth to reach LEO, GEO, the Moon, Mars, and further. TSI's space vehicles can launch, travel, and land safer and more efficiently (and with much bigger payloads).

Gas stations in space - rocket refueling

Fueling and refueling of third party chemically propelled rockets will be possible and more efficient on the OrbitalLoop, at the OrbitalPort. or Titania Lunar.