The Skylon Spaceplane and the SABRE Engine
  • Lecture Theatre 5, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

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Dr Robin Davies will talk about the SABRE engine, developed by Reaction Engines, which is a new leap forward in propulsion technology. 

 It combines a pre-cooled air breathing engine capable of Mach 5 with a rocket engine to create a power plant capable of propelling a vehicle into orbit with a single stage.

One such vehicle is the SKYLON spaceplane which is also under development at Reaction Engines with the help of ESA and the UK government. The technology promises a reduction in launch costs for a satellite of around a factor of 10 utilising a completely reusable vehicle.

This event is open to all and can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Programme

  • Tea and coffee (Room 002): 18:30
  • Talk (Lecture Theatre 5): 1900

Contact garrylester@theiet.org for more information.


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