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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Wow guys, first I`ve heard of this....and it looks like the post is 2 years old


It looks like some similaritys to the sr71 nacelle`s

Bill




posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by Camperguy
Wow guys, first I`ve heard of this....and it looks like the post is 2 years old


It looks like some similaritys to the sr71 nacelle`s

Bill

Thanks for posting. I've been following this project clearly. They look similar because they serve a similar purpose, to capture and control extremely high speed air. The front element is movable and tunes the shock waves being formed on the input stage. These waves reduce the speed of the air to subsonic, in order for it to be correctly cooled.

Skylon is an incredibly exciting project. I wish they were hiring technical staff that I'd have a chance of getting.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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Nazi Germany thought of such project known as the Amerika Bomber

and that was in the 1940s

even the design looks similar



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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No, It really isn't.

The Skylon vehicle looks cool and everything but its not really the point. The SABRE engine that drives it is the USP. You have a single engine that functions from the runway all the way into orbit.

This will change aviation in the same way as the jet engine.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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This will change aviation in the same way as the jet engine.


Agreed. In terms of commercial flight I hope they sort out the concord esque prices. Its not very often you see high speeds being applicable to practical applications like passenger flight.

Bring on LapCat - scale image below.


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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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You have to go MACH 38 to orbit Jupiter without falling into it, about 28,000 mph, faster than earth escape velocity–(to leave earth orbit). I thought it would be faster than that.


The reason for this is because (for example) a satellite orbiting 300 miles above Earth's surface is roughly 4250 miles from Earth's centre of gravity, but a similar orbit above Jupiter's cloud tops would be 44700 miles from the centre of mass.
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