TITLE

Positive Reaction

AUTHOR(S)
Norris, Guy
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/25/2011, Vol. 173 Issue 15, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a British aeronautics company intends to test its Skylon SSTO spaceplane in 2011. Details regarding its synergetic air-breathing rocket engine (Sabre) are presented. Other subjects include the 2010 audits by the European Space Agency and NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) regarding the technologies used by the Skylon, its payload capacities, and its flight weight, pre-cooler, and anti-frosting systems.
ACCESSION #
62283051

 

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