Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has now provided the first look of their full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule today at an unveiling ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The event was also held to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the founding of HyperloopTT and showcased the company’s progress since it was established as the first Hyperloop company in the world.
The capsule, “Quintero One” is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s Vibranium which is a special made dual-layer smart composite material. It was built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s partner Artificial, a new company formed by the merger of composite expert Carbures and engineering company Inypsa that manufactures for many leading companies including Airbus and Boeing. The design for the capsule was created in collaboration with world-renowned transport design consultancy Priestman Goode.
Quintero One Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Specifications:
- Length: 32 meters (105 feet)
- Inner cabin length: 15 meters (50 feet)
- Weight: 5,000 kilograms (5 tons)
Other components include:
- 21,000 skilled engineering hours
- 5,000 skilled assembly hours
- 82 carbon fiber panels
- 72 sensors
- 75,000 rivets
- 7,200 square meters of fiber (1.8 acres)
The capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development center in Toulouse, France for additional assembly and integration into the system before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks.
It is an innovative and modern-day transportation and technology company focused on realizing the Hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Founded in 2013, HyperloopTT is a global team of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; Contagem, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.
“Working together with engineers from HyperloopTT, we are proud to be pushing the envelope of smart materials in transportation and manufacturing,” said Airtificial Co-Founder and Chairman, Rafael Contreras. “Today we have unveiled a new type of transportation vessel built with an industry high percentage of composite, which makes the Hyperloop capsule perhaps the safest transportation vehicle in the world.”
“The creation of this capsule represents over a year long journey of the best expertise in design, engineering, and the development of cutting edge materials,” said Dirk Ahlborn HyperloopTT co-founder and CEO. “In just five years we have solved and improved upon all of the technology needed for Hyperloop with our new levitation system, vacuum pumps, batteries, and smart composites. This capsule will be a part of one of the most efficient transportation systems ever made.”
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