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Old 25th October 2019, 08:36 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
Did I read it cools the compressed air in 1/20th of a second? At mach 5, that is 1,000 feet. Seems like a long unwieldly craft.

The theorised prototype, Skylon, is long and thin and, predictably, looks part way between a rocket and a plane:


As I understand it, REL aren't pursuing the Skylon concept initially and are looking at two stages to orbit with the first stage using the Sabre and the second stage conventional.
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