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Sabre unsheathing leaves BBC Science lost for swords

You might have read in the news that a new piece of technology, dubbed Sabre, is about to receive a cool £60m in government funding, with the hope of creating a working prototype…well, thing. It’s, er, an atmospherey-spacey-flying thing, which can take people from the Earth into orbit, and takes off like a plane, but then can be more like a spaceship. It can get to Australia in five hours! It’s got all air-cooling compression and stuff. Er. If only there were a succinct way to describe this. Help us, BBC!

Sabre is a jet-cum-rocket.

I’m sorry, what?!

Sabre is a jet-cum-rocket.

A hypersonic, hydrogen-burning jet-cum-rocket? Well, if it doesn’t enable sub-orbital high-speed travel, it should at least allow for intercontinental fertility treatment.

Written by Tom and Statto

July 16, 2013 at 17:16

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