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Britain's MoonShoot - Reaction Engines Skylon - Hypersonic space plane review

1 Apr 2014, 22:36 UTC
Britain's MoonShoot  - Reaction Engines Skylon - Hypersonic space plane review
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SKYLON SPACEPLANE! Source : SEN.COM 01/2014 Skylon : Inorbit delivering space plane.Two very different space planes being developed in Europe and the United States have each won the interest of parties on the opposite sides of the Atlantic.The UK’s design for Skylon - and in particular its revolutionary SABRE hybrid engine - is to be studied and assessed by the US Air Force to see if the technology has potential to power its hypersonic vehicles.And the European Space Agency (ESA) has agreed to work with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to find areas where they can work together to develop the American company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.WE LOOK FORWARD TO EXPLORING THE ENGINE AND ITS LIGHTWEIGHT HEAT EXCHANGERS WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO ENABLE HYPERSONIC AIR-BREATHING ROCKET PROPULSIONYesterday Reaction Engines Ltd (REL) in the UK announced its first formal link-up with the US government. The company, based at Abingdon, near Oxford, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate.The US interest is the latest major success for REL. Last year the British government pledged £60 million investment to continue development of the Skylon project. And that came after experts from ESA ...

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