First air and space engine

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First air and space engine

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:51 am

First of its kind: 'Sabre' Engine travels through air and space
http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-of-it ... 18110.html

A UK company has invented a new jet-like engine that runs like a jet engine through the atmosphere and a rocket engine in space. The company, Reaction Engines Ltd., said that its new ‘Sabre' engine means the end of old fashioned jet travel and rocket delivery.

Seems like a serious step in the right direction for the future of travel, something that has more or less only been avalible in science-fiction before this step.
A motor that can function both in the athmosphere and in space.
This concept engine, which is the first engine of its kind, means that launching materials into space can be done far more efficiently and reaching almost any destinations on earth in 4 hours or less.
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Re: First air and space engine

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:15 am

Guess it´s about time someone is getting it working. Really hope it works well, as that could be the first step to revolutionising basic spacetravel.
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Re: First air and space engine

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 am

This is the next step that has been needed since the retirement of the Space Shuttle program.

Strange that the whole body of the motor is curved...must be a reason for that


Front Centerbody is moveable to optimize air intake, nice...
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Re: First air and space engine

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:23 am

Interesting tech..
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Re: First air and space engine

Postby Tiggerz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:29 pm

To me it looks like they have just put a turbo charger on a rocket engine or am I missing something?
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Re: First air and space engine

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:13 pm

Tiggerz wrote:To me it looks like they have just put a turbo charger on a rocket engine or am I missing something?

A bit more than that, but the important part is to make them work as ONE engine, because this cuts down massively on the total engine weight needed.
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