“I have been pushing NASA to revamp their vision. The shuttle did amazing work in LEO with experiments, the International Space Station (ISS), moving cargo etc. It has been an extraordinary accomplishment and we are very proud of the work it did… But now what we need is that next technological breakthrough. We are still using the same models for space travel which we used during the Apollo programs. Rather than doing the same thing let’s invest in some basic research around new technologies that can get us places faster. Which allow human space flight to last longer. The point is to let’s start stretching the boundaries, so we’re not stuck doing the same thing over and over again, but rather let’s start thinking about what’s the next horizon, what’s the next frontier rather. In order to do that we will need some new technological breakthroughs that we don’t have yet.” – July 06/2011 US President, Barack Obama.
Present, 2019 – Today, we are living in a time where we are witnessing groundbreaking technologies and business models quickly displacing established industries. This has given investors and industries access to new fields of research and emerging markets. The only thing certain in this cycle is the unpredictability of new “disruptive technologies”, and yet they are proving to be quite rewarding and commercial for the early adopters.
The Space sector specifically has proven to be quite lucrative for these early adopters. With close to 138 Launch specific companies in different levels of their own development coming online, which signifies the profitable and expansion of just within the launch market. Up-scaling with it all the relevant service, satellite networking and ground systems as well. Undoubtedly there is a transformation occurring within the Aerospace industry, with disruptive innovation and ideas driving this transformation at a rapid rate. Disruptive technology and concepts everyone especially major organisations are striving to align themselves with.
The sudden advancements within the Space and Aerospace industries in the last 10-15 years within technology, transparency and regulation triumphs the last 50 years of government activity within the industries. Redefining the speed of space advocacy and development of infrastructure. This fast-paced global activity within the industry has created a buzz of its own. With some groups terming the phrase “Space 2.0” or “NewSpace”. All based around disruptive technologies and concepts coming online from the private sector to transform the world of commercial aerospace.
At Tachyon Aerospace we believe NewSpace and Space 2.0 are a delightful way of inaugurating the commercial/private space sector, but no real progress and development will take place within the industry if all new organisations stay heavily principled in the methods and processes of the older generations and their “legacy” technology platforms. New technological developments need to be adopted, in conjunction with the crucial and necessary research done by many prominent scientists such as James Van Allen and many more, who have been addressing the thresholds for prominent access into deep space. This research has been available to the scientific community and the Aerospace industry since 1958 and is critical for safe-guarding Space flight propulsion, navigation and communications hardware.
The “legacy” technology platforms have limited our access to deep space and are still in the course of causing major discord within the limited “orbital real estate”. With the industry and investor focus diverted from launching a phenomenal number of small sats, clusters and constellations, to now the urgency of cleaning up the debris field around our planet. At Tachyon Aerospace we firmly believe that conventional means of space launch will always be limited to stay within LEO, MEO and GEO.
Convectional rockets and propulsion systems will never travel into the depths of space, as per claimed by a few individuals in the industry unhinged from the reality of barriers-to-entry in “Space” or just not acknowledging the reality of them. Hey whatever it takes to keeps the investors motivated and engaged these days we assume? As long as it’s not your own money you are burning at an ISP of 330 s (at sea-level).
We believe the real administrators of the industry acknowledge our approach. This understanding and acceptance of the “real” capacity of the Aerospace Industry lead our organisation to conduct or own “in-house” research, “Self-funded” strategically generating “0 debt” over a period of 35 years, addressing the general barriers to entry into space. We are very disciplined with our company’s cultural values to build on foresight and practice patients to gain a competitive edge over the Aerospace industry, which is heavily principled and limited in their commercial methods and consolidation.
Designing and developing in-house provided us with a competitive edge protecting the Tachyon Aerospace IP (Intellectual Property) from being consolidated by any of the major organisations. This has allowed us to address the basic concepts and conceptions of propulsion, radiation & EMP shielding, sustainable living space habitat to on-board medical diagnosis with a treatment solution for long durational travels in space and a new quantum communications system capable of instant real-time communication through the vast depths of space without having to establish transmission grids for bouncing the signals through the void of space. At Tachyon Aerospace we believe these technological principals allow us to look at access into deep space from a “real” perspective with the risks, hazards and technological challenges associated with the Aerospace industry. “Real Space” for us encompasses a set of technological solutions which provide a “Technology Gateway” for the industry to mature.
“NewSpace” signifies the entrance of the private industry with their primary focus on developing and participating with their proprietary Launch vehicles and Satellites. “Space2.0” just seems to be an attempt to duplicate the same practices carried out by government Space programs by new incumbents. Basically, the same product with new packaging promoted by robust marketing. We believe for a monumental industry like the Aerospace industry, there shouldn’t be much marketing and gimmicks required to pursue investment. The technological advancements and their “spin-off” capabilities should be enough and reasonable. As we look to kick-off our series A investment, we view the industry with an array of excitement because of the success and maturation we have witnessed with our disruptive technologies. We are creating an eco-system for the industry to integrate, to evolve past the rocket equation and current EMP/radiation shielding and more. After all, a global industry bust is only 3 Van Allen Belts away.