Reaction Engines launches feasibility study with Machrihanish Airbase Community Company as part of UK government funded research into UK Spaceport sites
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The Ministry of Defence intends to place a £10M contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems for increased aircraft performance and capability.
Reaction Engines is delighted to announce a collaboration with the French Space Agency, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the UK Space Agency to work together on a joint study to investigate the impact of air-breathing propulsion systems on future space launch architectures.
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Reaction Engines and Air Liquide have signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show for the system to supply gases and liquids to the Reaction Engines’ Westcott test facility.
The test facility at Westcott, Buckinghamshire, will be a national asset bringing unique capability to support Hydrogen test requirements in the UK.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, recently visited Reaction Engines’ Culham headquarters where he was briefed on recent milestones in its SABRE development programme and saw how the company’s proprietary technology has the potential to revolutionise thermal management across multiple applications.
The NCC will be working with Reaction Engines Ltd, pioneers in hypersonic propulsion technology for reusable launch vehicles, to accelerate their ceramic matrix composites research.
A key element of the revolutionary SABRE™ air-breathing rocket engine successfully passes the first phase of high-temperature testing.
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