"UK government excited by 'disruptive' Sabre engine"

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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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The UK government is putting £60m into the revolutionary Sabre engine, but its inventors will need about four times this sum to produce the final design. Discussions with private investors are now under way to secure the additional funding, says project leader Alan Bond. Sabre is a jet-cum-rocket that could, say its supporters, propel a fully re-usable space plane into orbit. Chancellor George Osborne has witnessed a display of its enabling technology, and is excited by the innovation. He intends to release £35m in 2014-15 and a further £25m in 2015-16 to help Mr Bond conclude the power unit's development phase. This would see the construction of a demonstration engine and a blueprint for manufacture.


www.bbc.co.uk...

Nice to see that for once the UK Government is actually investing in a UK project. Wondering where the rest of the money is coming from though? Rolls Royce?




posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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I bet its mostly private VCs.

Richard Branson and those types would eat this up



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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Already posted here

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by Trillium
Already posted here

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Different forum, this story has implications for both space and air travel? as far as i know unless it has been recently changed a story can be posted in more than one forum when this applies?



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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Mr Bond lol

how many other people checked this wasn't the joke forum at that point.

cool thread



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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Why is the Government investing in this sort of thing during times of massive cutbacks and austerity budgets?

Even the USA has realized that NASA needs to have cutbacks to their space program during times of cutbacks.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
Why is the Government investing in this sort of thing during times of massive cutbacks and austerity budgets?

Even the USA has realized that NASA needs to have cutbacks to their space program during times of cutbacks.


Probably because its an opportunity for the UK to get the same lead in a game changing aerospace propulsion system as we could have had with jet engines if somebody had funded Frank Whittle when he first came up with the idea.

There lots of money and engineering jobs potentially in this.

Its not just a space program technology. The engine also has potentials in hypersonic transport (military or civil).

They should be applauded for doing this now, its just unfortunate that nobody funded it in the early 80s when it was first granted a classified patent. Its a case of better late than never. Goodness knows, i'm no fan of the smug muppet Osborne but he has called this one right.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Makes a change rather than pumping tax payer money into propping up the UK housing market.

More projects like this should receive more funding if the UK is ever to have a productive economy and well balanced society.

Unfortunately it will never happen though, the die is cast and UK fate sealed.

MR



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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they should pump more money into this... imagine the global sales.

www.independent.co.uk... html
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RAB

posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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I'd still like to know what happened to the RB545 engine from the HOTOL. Funding gone RR make the project disappear and still covered by the Official Secret's Act.
RAB



posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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Ditto....But, Is it THE Alan Bond?

Unfortunately, the Americans and British would have no idea what we are talking about....unless they love sailing.

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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Another update on this... looks like things are progressing well.

www.flightglobal.com...

They are now building a full size engine.





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