The "pre-cooler" could be used in an experimental engine called Sabre - or "synergetic air-breathing rocket engine
Over the years, CCSL has supplied more than 35 licences to the Abingdon-based firm, which was formed in 1989 to design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system - the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine
Over the years, CCSL has supplied more than 35 licences to the Abingdonbased firm, which was formed in 1989 to design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system - the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine
Reaction Engines is known for its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine
, a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 in rocket mode for space flight.
They've developed the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine
, or SABRE.
This privately held company was established in 1989 to develop an advanced combined-cycle air-breathing rocket engine
class called Sabre that would enable aircraft to operate at Mach 5 or fly directly into earth orbit.
This week, the UK Government pledged PS60million to help fund a new air-breathing rocket engine
technology that could transform air travel and open up the potential for space flight becoming as easy as boarding a plane.
The design [ETH] known as an air-breathing rocket engine
and named Sabre [ETH] could power a new generation of Mach 5 passenger jets, called the Lapcat, dramatically cutting flying times.
Tim Hayter, CEO, said: "This means that we can build a hybrid air-breathing rocket engine
. What this is going to permit orbital and high-speed propulsion."
* Rocket Inhales; NASA Sighs Relief Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., have demonstrated all the operating phases of an air-breathing rocket engine
. The system could drastically reduce the cost of space flight.
The European Space Agency recently approved the Skylon vehicle and the SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine
) engine design for initial prototype development.