Hypersonic spaceplane engine that could blast tourists into orbit at five times the speed of sound set for Colorado tests



A revolutionary engine that could be used in a spaceplane to take passengers into space in just 15 minutes has taken a major step forward with a new testing facility in Colorado. 
The site, at Front Range Airport near Watkins, Colorado, will test a key technology in Reaction Engine's hypersonic air-breathing combined cycle Sabre rocket engine.
It comes after the firm won a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to test the engine’s pre-cooler heat exchanger, or HTX.
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WHAT IT WILL TEST  The test work, which is due to start in 2018, will focus... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 78
Source: Daily Mail
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