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Reaction Engines Ltd announces the completion of the most detailed study to date on the SKYLON vehicle's systems and infrastructure.
The study was led by Reaction Engines with support from Airbus Defence and Space, Grafton Technology, London Economics, Jacobs, QinetiQ Space, and Thales Alenia Space.
Developed by Reaction Engines over the last 20 years, SABRE is a new engine class that can operate in both air-breathing and rocket modes. The SABRE rocket engine enables aircraft to cruise at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound in the atmosphere or fly directly into Earth orbit.
To demonstrate the application of SABRE engines to space access, REL has designed SKYLON, the first vehicle designed to be powered by SABRE engines.