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Our mission: Unlocking the future of space access and hypersonic flight

SABRE - Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine
Pioneering a new class of Propulsion

Our goal is to deliver a truly versatile propulsion system - a hybrid air-breathing rocket engine that can power an aircraft from a standing start to over five times the speed of sound for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere, and over 25 times the speed of sound for space access. With its wide range of operation and scalability, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) represents a defining moment in powered flight.

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Cutting edge technologies

We’re developing a suite of aerospace technologies for SABRE. The range of technologies which enable high speed air and space vehicles are also applicable to many other thermal, power and propulsion systems. For example, our heat exchanger technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we approach thermal management across a range of industries, from aerospace to motorsport, industrial processes and energy. Read more to find out how we're doing it.

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Advanced Manufacturing and Consultancy

To build the world’s most powerful cooling systems, we’ve invested in some of the most advanced manufacturing technology. With precision machining, metal fabrication and welding, and vacuum furnace facilities available in-house, we’ve developed a suite of state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing solutions. Find out how we can solve your challenges.

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The next generation of air and space vehicles

SABRE engines allow aircraft to fly much faster than traditional jet engines.– they can be used for efficient air travel at over five times the speed of sound. Unlike jet engines, they can also operate in a rocket mode outside the atmosphere, allowing the next generation of truly reusable space launch vehicles. SABRE powered vehicles will be capable of cutting the flight time from London to Australia to four and a half hours, or flying into orbit from a runway before returning to base and doing it all over again. Read on to find out more about the capabilities of these vehicles.

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Next Event

from: Tuesday, 30th May 2017

until: Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reaction Engines sponsors UK Space Conference 2017

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference brings together the space community to focus on positioning the UK as a leading economy in this fast developing sector. As Gold sponsors at the 2017 conference in Manchester, Reaction Engines will be exhibiting, showcasing in the Innovation zone and presenting a paper in the new mission concepts session. Make sure you pay us a visit.

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