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UK Space Agency Invests Into Development Of Air-breathing Rocket Engine
2013-07-16 11:45:46

The UK government has announced plans to invest in the development of an air-breathing rocket engine – intended for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane – following the ESA-managed feasibility testing of essential technology.

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2012-07-11 11:23:41

The U.K. government is embracing the future by working on regulations in order to allow the operation of spaceplanes.

'Critical' Spaceplane Engine Testing Underway
2012-04-29 04:30:10

Testing has begun on an engine that could make it possible for a plane to travel into space, travel at five times the speed of sound, and make it possible to reach any destination on the planet in no more than four hours.

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2011-05-24 09:25:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) has concluded its review of the UK spaceplane concept and found nothing keeping it from continuing on.

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2009-02-19 11:10:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday announced a deal with Reaction Engines Ltd that will invest £900,000 ($1,291,000) in the development of core technologies for its Skylon reusable runway space shuttle.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.