Author Topic: Could the Skylon (spacecraft) rocket be the holy grail of rocket engine?  (Read 297 times)

Offline nec207

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Could the Skylon (spacecraft) rocket be the holy grail of rocket engine they are after or been after for some time?

I know in the past they tried space planes, rocket/plane combo and single-stage-to-orbit  (SSTO) but the main problem was the engine was just not powerful enough. So they stop all research into.

But the Skylon (spacecraft) looks like they may have solved the problem...  If so it looks like Skylon (spacecraft) rocket be the be the holy grail of rocket engine they are after?

If so it may allow for renaissance of space planes, rocket/plane combo and single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) again? If they made some major improvements with the engine.

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There is already a discussion on Skylon (now on thread 6):
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40846.0

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