Skylon Development Progress

Anyone who knows me will know I will wax lyrical about Skylon… especially the elegance of its sleek black structure and engineering solutions. Further progress has been reported on its development at the BIS interplanetary outing to Cosford. What particularly took my interest was that progress is being made on the design and manufacture of the novel pre-coolers needed for SABRE engine. See here for more details: http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/11/rocketeer-uk-covers-reaction-engines.html

It’s looking good for now… let’s hope Skylon makes it into space, like Concorde made it into supersonic flight for passengers (something the world has now sadly lost).

I’ve even snuck a Skylon into my recently drafted short story (if you call 5751 words short), as I like it so much! Well snuck isn’t the right word, it actually belongs there…

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