Carnival of Space 604 – Boeing Working Overtime on SLS and Skylon Spaceplane Progresses

The Carnival of Space 604 is up at Universe Today.

Universe Today – Progress for the Skylon. Europe agrees to continue working on the air-breathing SABRE engine

ESA, together with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) has given a positive evalution after reviewing the preliminary design of the demonstrator engine core of the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE). Reaction Engines will use to undertake ground-based testing at test facility at Westcott, Buckinghamshire, which is currently under construction. This will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

SABRE is uniquely designed to scoop up atmospheric air during the initial part of its ascent to space at up to five times the speed of sound. At about 25 km it would then switch to pure rocket mode for its final climb to orbit.

In future SABRE could serve as the basis of a reusable launch vehicle that operates like an aircraft. Because it would carry much less bulky onboard oxygen supplies, such a vehicle could deliver the same payload to orbit of a half the vehicle mass of current launchers, as well as potentially offering a large reduction in cost and higher launch rate

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8 thoughts on “Carnival of Space 604 – Boeing Working Overtime on SLS and Skylon Spaceplane Progresses”

  1. You can work salaried workers extra hours and just pay them their salary.

    Just bang the drum faster to get up to ramming speed.

  2. Does that mean they are earning time and a half? That is what overtime means anywhere I’ve ever worked. They are billing at an elevated rate to get the job done!

  3. Wow, only 2 days after announcing that Orion MIGHT launch on something else. What a coincidence!

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