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Earlier this week, we published a video in which, in just over a minute, you could experience the complete assembly process of the first full-size Hyperloop capsule that we have manufactured from AIRTIFICIAL. On this occasion, we present here a video summary of what was the world event that took place last October 2nd at the factory that the company has in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Cádiz - Spain), and where the last phase occurred of the manufacture of the capsule: the assembly.
This event, which was attended by Susana Díaz, President of the Government of Andalucía, clients, executives and board directors of Hyperloop, authorities, counted with several interventions that offered an overview of how the idea was conceived from the beginning of Hyperloop TT and how it was achieved until the materialization of said design. For this, Paul Priestman, CEO of PriestmanGoode, capsule designer; Javier Moreno, General Manager of AIRTIFICIAL Aerospace & Defense; Andrés de León, COO of Hyperloop TT; Bibop Gresta, Cofounder and Chairman of Hyperloop TT; Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop TT; Rafael Contreras, Cofounder and Chairman of AIRTIFICIAL, took the stage and shared their experiences.
On October 2, the first full-size Hyperloop capsule was presented at the AIRTIFICIAL (new name after the merge between Carbures and Inypsa) facility in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz). A structure 32 meters long, fully sensorized to monitor temperature variables, deformation, stress in real time. The engineering works have been developed over the last two years, and the manufacturing period has been extended since last year 2017. Engineers and operators from the Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, and El Puerto de Santa María centers have participated in the project.
The capsule, first in the world of real size, is built with 85% carbon fiber, 21,000 hours of engineering have been necessary, it has a double skin of composites for greater safety. Soon, it will travel to Toulousse where Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has the European test center. There, the equipment will be completed with the systems and technologies necessary for the progress of the tests.