Thomas Taylor

Thomas C. Taylor is an entrepreneur, inventor and a Professional Civil Engineer in commercial aerospace. His goal is building commercial space projects including an unmanned transportation cargo service* to orbit and beyond for payloads like LTS commercial Lunar logistics and Space Solar Power with EP LLC. Since 1979, Tom has helped to form 23 different entrepreneurial startups with 4 successful enough to raise $1.2B (private equity total financing) and become private commercial space companies, but each took almost a decade to unfold. After 34 years, Tom continues to enjoy working in the trenches 4-12 years with each of these successes and especially enjoyed working with Walter Kistler and Bob Citron, the Founders of most of the successful startups. Examples include: SPACEHAB, Inc., *A pressurized payload module in the space shuttle offering “Manned Tended Mid-deck lockers” to NASA & public at a reduction of the cost by a factor of ten compared to a previous Spacelab Module operated by NASA and providing the same mid-deck locker microgravity service. Bob Citron & Tom co-patented a shuttle pressurized module based on U.S. Patent Number 4,867,395 and obtain free in .pdf format by typing in the patent number above without commas at www.pat2pdf.org Walter Kistler invested early money. SPACEHAB launched ~28 times on the space shuttle, with Revenue ~$900m, some patents Kistler Aerospace Corporation offered a two-stage reusable launch vehicle (RLV) to low Earth orbit at a potential cost saving, roughly $516m over a 12-launch sequence compared to a Delta II. The company raised $860m in private equity investment and was founded by Bob Citron and Walter Kistler with Tom being their first employee. After 12 years of development, the Kistler Aerospace Team industrial partners grew to include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet, Irwin Aerospace, Draper Labs & many other aerospace companies. 19 patents Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc., *founded 2005, an unmanned logistics service for commercial cargo market to the moon’s surface at commercial rates with scalable hardware. Founders Walter Kistler, Bob Citron plus first employee Tom Taylor propose a privately financed affordable lunar logistics service, later reusable. The goal is a sustainable commercial transportation system on the lunar trade route to support government and commercial efforts. LTS payloads become self-contained vehicles in low Earth orbit to serve all future Trade Routes. 18 patents GLOBAL OUTPOST, Inc. *founded by James E. Wilson and Thomas C. Taylor in 1988 & signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA, hired MMA, Adv. Programs @ Michoud as our sub & created an orbital ET salvage technique, placed an cash deposit with NASA for 5 ea, ETs transported free to orbit. NASA-JSC checked & confirmed in writing 1993, our ET salvage appears technically feasible. GOI continues to evolve the ET and upgrade the SDV payload volume by an order of magnitude plus using 5.5 segment SRBs & offered to buy NSTS hardware to offer a commercial SDV large PL logistics service. Performed studies for USAF, DOE, SDIO, MIPS Program @ Univ of MD, Aeritalia, Alenia Spazio, & British Aerospace and has 32 private stockholders. ~ 5 patents Exploration Partners LLC *orbital proposes ground & space solar power grid with second generation 24/7 solutions (Not requiring GEO location) that are green, potentially profitable, game changing and looking for Private Capital. *Each has commercial orbital payloads needing affordable transportation to orbit at ~ $500/lb. 6 patents
Thomas Taylor
Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc.