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“Big Round Engines” and other classic aviation topics...


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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 06:54:46 pm »



British company claims biggest engine advance since the jet
 
Published: 5:09PM Thursday November 29, 2012
Source: Reuters

A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology.

Reaction Engines Ltd believes its Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on Earth to no more than four hours away.

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