Reaction Engines moves ahead with single-stage-to-orbit SABRE demo engine

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Reaction Engines, say there's enough money and expertise in place to create a ground-based SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.

Skylon spaceplane developers reveal the antifreeze method for the sabre hypersonic engine

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The engine could enable a single stage to orbit vehicle.

Reaction Engines UK will have new tests of their Skylon Single stage to orbit Spaceplane engine prototype

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The engine requires a novel design to allow operation in both air-breathing and rocket modes.

SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test

Posted in Hardware on 26th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Reaction Engines' Skylon reusable spaceplane project has been given a boost, with analysis confirming the feasibility of the SABRE engine cycle concept that lies at its heart.

Skylon 'spaceplane economics stack up'

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2014
by Alex Muller

It appears a feasible proposition, economically. That is the conclusion of a study that considered a European launch service based on a Skylon re-usable spaceplane.