The SXT-A Iron Speed Aircraft: Space Tourism Project
Technological progress has made space tourism, suborbital trips and trips to the Moon a reality. Oscar ViÃ±als has recently presented an innovative space tourism project. The SXT-A Iron Speed (Space XL Transporter â Advanced) aircraft concept combines three types of propulsion engines in various stages to connect two different locations just like any commercial flight, the difference is its passengers could experience a supersonic cruise speed at Mach2, a maximum Hypersonic speed at Mach6 and stay for a few minutes at the border to space at 100km of altitude. The 80% of the structure of the SXT-A âIron Speedâ consists of the propulsion systems and tanks fuel, while 20% (front section of the aircraft) would host the crew members and passengers and the two elevators or âSpace Balconiesâ that would be utilized at 100km. of altitude, giving to the crew the feeling of âbeing outâ of the aircraft, in space. This aircraft would transport up to 5 crew members and 15 passengers or âspace touristsâ. To provide safety of the passengers there would be three ejectable emergency capsules.The SXT-A Iron Speed would be fitted out with a parachute to slow the aircraft in the landing maneuver, an âeject able coneâ to protect the rocket engine, special nozzles to reduce noise and redirect exhaust gases.