Skylon

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  1. Woot! the mad boffins of jet reaction are testing the engine for Skylon the son of hotol yay.
    Proper bleeding edge tech that could cange the world.
    had a spot on the news
     
  2. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    This sounds like the best investment opportunity in decades. If there was a share option in REL I'd stump up a few bob, jut to keep the development in UK.

    Alan Bond isnt a fake. If he can make this work, then the jet engine is sooooo last century.
     
  3. Make a great bomber
     
  4. Fascinating project, but will it ever be as good as Harrier/Ark Royal/SLR/Two-man bivvy?
     
  5. If dave had a brain he'd use the trident cash to build this it would make space useable once your in orbit your 90% to anywhere.
     
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  6. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    Its great getting up there, and the orbital mechanics are elementary my dear (Gene) Krantz, but re entry may be problematic. Most delivery systems dont even concern themselves with re-entry at all and leave that bit out of the engineering. I'd be interested to see if Skylon or anyone else, could explain how the heat of re-entry is going to be so simple. Does the re-entry just tear the engines apart? does the outer skin of Skylon need replacing after every flight?
     
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Yeah. Jammed into a plastic tube for 12 hours eating shite food and watching a bollocks movie over headphones that crackle then having some fat bint with hormone issues telling you that you cannot have another plastic little bottle of wine on your shitty fold down laptop 'table' then somebodies ******* sprog pukes on the back of your seat and starts to howl and the fat **** next to you quietly voids his bowels.

    Hell in space vs Hell at 50,000ft? Hmmm. Tough one.
     
  8. Any help?

    Reaction Engines Ltd : Current Projects : SKYLON - The Vehicle

     
  9. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    we could have done this 30 odd years ago with HOTOL.

    we could find the money, but we havent got the vision.
     
  10. We have been promised this stuff and spandex jackets for fifty years, Please lets get this one off the ground.It would be nice to have a future for uk plc.
     
  11. What you need is a hook on the bottom of the space station and a long rope that you could lower skylon down on. Nothing is hard when you think it out properly.
     
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  12. On the news now
     
  13. How long before these are real??

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