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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:29
Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:35
That ambition was given a boost on Wednesday by ESA, which has acted as an independent auditor on the Sabre test programme.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:05
Posted 28 November 2012 - 19:56
Existing thread: http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1
Skylon's engine is a combined cycle rocket - carrying liquid oxygen for use in space and extracting/chilling liquid air in the atmosphere. In both stages of flight the fuel is liquid hydrogen.
All this based on known, if advanced, engineering principles. The big "IF" was the precooler, which is to take in superhot air and liquify it on the fly, and that was successfully tested this summer. That precooler will have lots of uses besides Skylon.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:49
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:24
Wow. This will be so cool and solves a lot of our current problems.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:39
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:38
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:06
Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:27
And then the UAC will make them better!