The roots of Triton Systems stem from several
individual consulting operations begun in the Houston area in the
mid-1990s. Triton Systems, LLC incorporated in the state of Texas in July
2004. In August 2005, Triton Systems opened its Houston office
a few miles from the Johnson Space Center. Our team consists
of aerospace specialists in flight mechanics, trajectory
optimization, computer software, aerodynamics and other related
disciplines. Additionally, we have forged informal
cooperative links with many other local concerns and
specialists in related fields across the country.
A majority veteran-owned firm, Triton's
president and chairman, Wes Kelly is an air force veteran and
aerospace engineer of three decades experience in industry.
Following service with USAF, Mr. Kelly received a BS in Aerospace
Engineering from the Univ. of Michigan in 1973, an MS in Aeronautics
and Astronautics from the Univ. of Washington in 1978, doing
additional graduate studies in astrophysics . A member of the
American Astronautical Society and a Fellow of the British
Interplanetary Society, Mr. Kelly is the author of 19 papers in
proceedings and technical journals.
In recent years the Stellar-J launch vehicle
has been described in several public forums. As an invited
speaker Wes Kelly provided accounts of Stellar J progress at the
2003 and 2005 Space Access Society meetings in Phoenix as well as to
the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) in Clear Lake City
on September 21st, 2004. The AIAA Houston
bi-monthly publication Horizons
(2005 Sept/Oct) 1 included "The
Stellar-J Launch Vehicle" as a feature and cover article along with
1. Available at http://www.aiaa-houston.org/newsletter/pasteditions .
As part of its business plan for design and
development of reusable launch systems, Triton Systems offers
engineering and scientific consulting services.
In 2005 the NASA Johnson Space Center
contracted with Triton Systems to examine Space Shuttle Main
Propulsion pressurization systems in support of Space Shuttle return
to flight activities.
Prior to incorporation, Triton provided
services to the Johnson Space Center and its aerospace contractor
-International Space Station assembly
-Russian technical translations and
interpreting during engineering technical conferences;
-Orbital mechanics simulation development for
spacecraft communications programs;
-Development of a Space Shuttle star tracker
test and calibration laboratory based on stellar modeling and
In addition to the fore-mentioned
- Analysis and simulation of orbital
rendezvous; trajectories to the moon and return; ascent trajectories
of launch vehicles; launch vehicle and spacecraft design
-Development of Stellar-J family of reusable
- Russian translation services for
aerospace and other industries.