VIDEO: Skylon SSTO designer Alan Bond talks to Hyperbola

by | May 25, 2009 | Seradata News | 3 comments

Hyperbola interviewed Skylon single stage to orbit (SSTO) designer Reaction Engines managing director Alan Bond on 22 May 2009 at the company’s offices at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England

In the 9min interview hear Bond talk about the award the company won from British National Space Centre and the European Space Agency (ESA), the company’s private financing success, the European Union funded LAPCAT programme and more

The LAPCAT programme is about hypersonic transport research and it is managed by ESA. The space agency has contracted Bond’s company to work on both its first and second phases

As well as this engine technology the company has also been evolving new nozzle technologies to enhance its single stage to orbit concept’s performance

The interview was the same day this blog spoke to UK government minister of state for science and innovation Lord Paul Drayson of Kensington

Go through to the extended portion of this blog post to watch the video. I boosted the audio volume in Windows Movie Maker to maximum so there is some noise on the soundtrack but it should be easy to hear with your sound turned up to maximum

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