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  • Progress on Skylon and Sabre

    Paper number

    IAC-15,D2,1,8,x31601

    Author

    Mrs. Philippa Davies, Reaction Engines Ltd., United Kingdom

    Coauthor

    Mr. Mark Hempsell, Hempsell Astronautics Limited, United Kingdom

    Year

    2015

    Abstract
    SKYLON is a reusable SSTO Spaceplane that can take-off from a runway and reach a 300km LEO altitude with a payload of 15 tonnes and then return to Earth for a runway landing. The feature that enables this is the Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) which has both air breathing and rocket modes.
    The SKYLON and SABRE design and development programme have progressed with a focus on component level technology demonstration. This paper updates on the progress of the programme.
    Abstract document

    IAC-15,D2,1,8,x31601.brief.pdf

    Manuscript document

    IAC-15,D2,1,8,x31601.pdf (🔒 authorized access only).

    To get the manuscript, please contact IAF Secretariat.