IAA: The UK’s Skylon spaceplane

by | May 30, 2008 | Commercial human spaceflight | 3 comments

At the International Academy of Astronautics’ symposium on private human access to space, on Thursday, Mark Hempsell of the University of Bristol, and a consultant to Culham, Oxfordshire based-Reaction Engines, which designed Skylon, set out a business plan for an orbital service. He also showed how orbital rescue could be conducted by Skylon vehicles and a detaile design for the passenger module, which could be swopped out for a payload module – see extended section for related images

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