Titans Spaceplanes: Normalizing Safe & Frequent Space Transport

Transporting Astronauts

For anyMission (LEO, Lunar, etc.)

Horizontal Takeoff/Landing

The Holy Grail of Aerospace

Orbital & Sub-Orbital Flights

Possible LEO Flight: Weeks

Index

Despite the media hype surrounding rockets like SpaceX’s Starship, routine space transportation, including human space travel, by means of rockets will not reach large numbers, basically due to the inherent risks and limitations of such vehicles.

For large scale space travel and space cargo transport to reach efficiency and safety levels like air travel/air cargo, the vehicles we use must operate like airplanes.

Titans Spaceplanes are the holy grail of aerospace; they are designed as a revolutionary space transportation system that eliminates the need for expensive launch facilities, vehicle assembly buildings, and (expendable or reusable) all-rocket boosters. 

A Titans Spaceplane can operate from any (partnered) large airport, and it can carry 15 to 330 astronauts or a 90-100 ton payload into any 555-km (300 nmi) orbit; it uses multi-cycle airbreather propulsion to reach the top of the troposphere and then ignites its rocket engines to reach Low-Earth Orbit.

For missions requiring higher orbital altitudes, a kit can be installed in the cargo bay with additional propellant for the OMS engines. 

The Titans Spaceplanes can also function as a first stage for all kinds of missions, from LEO to Deep Space. 

The Titans Spaceplanes are not booster rockets; this eliminates the hazards of the space rockets people are familiar with.

The wings of the Titans Spaceplane also serve as an abort system that allows the Spaceplane to glide to a safe landing.

But there are also a number of unique safety features for the Titans Spaceplanes

Passenger Module (Passenger Cabin)

The Passenger Module is a separate module which mounts to the floor of the cargo bay. This modular approach provides complete isolation of the passengers  from smoke and fire in a crash landing as well as allowing the exterior of the Passenger Module to be covered by fireproof ceramic blankets similar to those  used on the outside of the space shuttle. The Passenger Module is divided into two decks with each deck having its own tunnel connecting it to the Crew  Module/Front Cabin in the nose. Inside the Passenger Module, a spiral staircase connects the upper and lower decks.

Emergency Egress

Normal ingress/egress as well as egress for evacuation is provided by two doors in the nose. The
two viewing cupolas in the roof double as a hatch for emergency egress.

Upholstery and Carpeting

The interior design of the Passenger Module minimizes the chances of fire or toxic smoke through using naturally fire resistant wool carpeting and seat upholstery instead of flammable synthetic fibers.

“Spacepod” Encapsulated Seats

The biggest safety innovation of the Titans Spaceplane is the Spacepod Encapsulated Seats for the Passenger Module. These Spacepod seats use individual clamshell enclosures which are normally open during the flight but in the event of depressurization or other emergency slide down and enclose the seat,
maintaining the passenger in a breathable atmosphere with their own ECLSS system without the discomfort and claustrophobia of an IVA suit. The passenger can also use the clamshell enclosure during the flight for privacy. Instead of overhead bins, each passenger uses a fireproof compartment on the Spacepod to store their carry-on luggage, if any.

 

IVA Suits for Pilots and Crew

The pilots, stewards, and other flight crew wear IVA suits for the duration of the flight. This allows the pilots to operate the Spaceplane normally while giving stewards the mobility needed for attending to passengers, including verifying that the Spacepod clamshells are properly sealed if needed.

Space Tourism | Options

Titans  Space offers three LEO space tourism options with the Titans Spaceplanes. 

Orbital Cruises

Orbital Cruises offer Space tourists the most value for their money: ~5 hours duration where ~3 hours are spent in zero-g floatation mode.  The full experience for one person starts at $200,000.

Sub-Orbital Zero-G Flights

Sub-Orbital Zero-G Flights are the best way to view much of the world in ~90 minutes. You will experience 10-15 minutes in zero-g float mode. 

The full experience for one person starts at only $25,000.

LEO Space Hotel

The LEO Space Hotel will be operational from H2-2027/2028 and offer Space tourists the opportunity to vacation for three to five days at ~400 km (248.5 mi) altitude. They will experience 16 sunsets and sunrises every 24 hours!

The full experience for one person costs approximately US$5,000,000, and US$8,000,000 for a double booking.

Launching Astronauts are individual customers who partake in our space travel programs – as flyers on an Orbital Cruise or a Sub-Orbital Zero-G Flight. They are the only individuals (besides Titans Astronauts and Guest Astronauts) who can book cruises and flights until 2031 – bookings are otherwise reserved for groups only.   

The first 500 individuals booking a Sub-Orbital Zero-G Flights or Orbital Cruise will become Launching Astronauts, affording them special perks.

Guest Astronauts

Guest Astronauts are space tourists who pay a minimum of US$2.5 million for three orbital cruises and six sub-orbital zero-g flights.  They are enrolled in the world’s most exclusibe membership club, the Titans Fellowship, which affords them incredible non-space related perks for five years. 

Titans Astronauts

Titans Astronauts are ultra-high-net-worth individuals who pay Titans Space $25-35 million for a lifetime space travel membership. Their lifetime membership affords them unlimited access to practically all Titans missions and projects.