Goodbye rockets, hello… spaceplane? Here’s how scientists are creating a reusable technology that can go five times the speed of sound!
SABRE: How It Works
“SABRE is at heart a rocket engine designed to power aircraft directly into space (single-stage to orbit) to allow reliable, responsive and cost effective space access, and in a different configuration to allow aircraft to cruise at high speeds (five times the speed of sound) within the atmosphere.”
Futuristic Space Plane Concept Moves Closer To Reality
“A giant space plane that doubles as a supersonic jet is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
Skylon is a privately funded, single-stage-to-orbit vehicle designed to take off and land from a runway, delivering up to 33,000-pounds (15,000 kilograms) into orbit.”
Meet Adeline, Airbus’ Answer To SpaceX Reusability
“Airbus Defence and Space on June 5 unveiled the product of what it said was a five-year effort to design a reusable Ariane rocket first-stage engine and avionics package, a project company official said was stimulated by SpaceX’s work on reusable rockets.”
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