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ElfFriend Jul 30 2013, 5:45am says:

Doesn't this need an atmosphere, so why is the name of the video "Skylon. The Key To Economic Access To Space?" Also I already saw something similar (or the same) sorry I'm not thinking so don't tell me I hardly make sense since I know that:D It's 3:44am and I should go to sleep.

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CommanderDef Jul 30 2013, 6:28am replied:

SABRE is a special type of engine for this plane. It burns hydrogen and oxygen. Advantage of SABRE engine is, that it can use oxygen from atmosphere. And when it reaches altitude where atmosphere is too poor, it switches to internal oxygen tanks.

The picture I gave here was one of the concepts, SKYLON in video looks a bit different. It's twin-engine.

It should be able to reach orbit and also serve as super-fast airliner.

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Sarge_Rho Jul 30 2013, 9:52pm says:

This is actually the A2, not Skylon. The A2 is a Hypersonic plane.

Skylon in turn, is an SSTO. It uses the atmosphere to procure a large portion of the oxygen for the engines from the air, and as of mach 5 it switches to its own internal supply.

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D-Man{ZS-HR} Aug 3 2013, 7:26pm says:

Just ... wow! :O

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This actually looks promising. Watch the video.


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