We develop cost-effective technologies which sustain our planet and improve life for everyone on earth today, with the promise of space exploration tomorrow.
Our vision is to integrate our progressive technologies into a radical spacecraft, slashing the cost of space access and exploration, and giving humankind the ability—for the first time—to be a true interplanetary species.
TAV-1 SPACE CRAFT
TAV-1 SPACE CRAFT
Tachyon Aerospace was founded with a vision of building an advanced vehicle that would begin the next generation of space flight. In short, we sought to design a true workhorse for the aerospace industry.
We are designing and testing technologies, for the TAV-1 and other Tachyon Aerospace products, which provide indispensable advancements in the areas of propulsion, alternative fuels, on-board fuel production, radiation and EMP shielding, aircraft smart skin, med-bed, and communications.
The TAV-1 Space Craft is an integrated flight system with 35 years of research, development, and design behind it. All sub-systems are now developed, tested, and matured to a Technology Readiness Level of 3-4.
Below are a few examples of the TAV-1’s wide applications, as well as introductions to some of the technologies we have developed for use in the TAV-1 craft.
Because of the low cost and amount of time required to launch the TAV-1, and its quick turnaround, it is an ideal craft for inexpensive satellite deployment, retrieval, and servicing.
The TAV-1’s low cost deployment enables more frequent transport of crew and supplies to the International Space Station (and future space stations), as well as expedited maintenance and updates.
With a large payload and the self-fueling Tachyon Aerospace MX-2 Engines, the TAV-1 makes an ideal vehicle for deployment and retrieval of rovers for interstellar exploration and research.
The unique design and function of the cockpit enable the TAV-1 to provide a platform for experimentation in orbit within several scientific, chemical, medical, and horticultural disciplines.
TAV-1 MX-2 ENGINES
The TAV-1 is equipped with two Tachyon Aerospace MX-2 engines. The dimensions of the engines are 26′ L x 8′ W. The MX-2 engines are the 2nd generation of the original Tachyon Aerospace MX engines which have been matured and improved on over 35 years.
The MX-2 engines are fitted with Tachyon Aerospace’s On-board Fuel Production Plants, our Plasma Reactor Core, and Gas Processing Plant. The engines work with the Tachyon Aerospace Gyroscopic Assist Drive for active and precise maneuverability within the atmosphere and in zero-G.
Multiple versions of the engines will be developed and scaled according to missions and customer preferences. The MX-2 engines will be developed and manufactured by Tachyon Aerospace.
On-Board Fuel Production
The On-Board Fuel Production Plant produces gas on-demand, allowing the MX-2 engines to achieve maximum efficiency compared to solid boosters and other forms of liquid-fueled rocket engines.
The on-board fuel production plant processes 1400 gallons of assorted non-cryogenic and non-hazardous chemicals into millions of cubic meters of gas. The gases are then processed on-demand and fed to the MX-2 engines, each housing several 100 gallon tanks each.
The efficiency from the On-Board Fuel Production Plant allows the TAV-1 to carry a fraction of the fuel needed to carry a payload into orbit or conduct flights to the Moon, Mars, and the ISS.
PLASMA REACTOR CORE
A Tachyon Aerospace Plasma Reactor is mounted on each MX-2 engine. The Plasma Reactors fulfill a variety of needs. They act as electrical power generators, producing 500 Kvh each. They act as part of the On-Board Fuel Processing Plant to clean and condition the gases. The Plasma Reactors also supply the heating and climate control for the cockpit and passenger compartments aboard the TAV-1.
The Plasma Reactor has been developed and tested over 5 years. It is matured to a Technology Readiness Level of 4 and ready to be implemented in the project.
GYROSCOPIC ASSIST DRIVE
The Tachyon Aerospace Gyroscopic Assist Drive (GAD) is a multi-disciplined system and is a critical component for the TAV-1. It facilitates gyroscopic precession for the TAV-1, allowing the TAV-1 to stabilize itself in the atmosphere and in space, making the craft capable of free flight in LEO, MEO, and GEO.
The GAD is designed to serve the role of a very powerful electric generator, capable of producing 250 Kwh and upwards to supply the TAV-1 with on-demand energy.
A scaled-down version of the GAD has been built and tested by Tachyon Aerospace. We then reconfigured it to use solar energy for activating the rotation of its arms. With a PMG attached to the device, it is capable of producing anywhere from 10 Kwh to 15 Kwh of electric energy.
The GAD is also being developed and configured to function as a stand-alone power generator for terrestrial and celestial applications.
The Tachyon Aerospace has been developing and testing Radiation Shielding against solar flares, heavy ions in the background radiation, and EMPs. Our findings show our solution can protect and safeguard space craft, satellites, crew, supplies, electronics, and communication systems.
Through 6 years of development, the Tachyon Aerospace Smart Skin has been developed, tested and matured over a period of 6 years. The Smart Skin measures airflow, temperature, hull strain, and magnetic field strengths and will aid in the positioning of the plasma. The system is also designed to help with radiation shielding, mitigate heat buildup, and reduce aerodynamic drag force.
The TAV-1 is fitted with our Med Bed technology to prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments and sickness crew or passengers might experience during space flight.